Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was an English author of short stories, children’s literature, poetry, travelogues and science fiction. He is most famous for his short story collection The Jungle Book, Kim and several other stories. Kipling would receive a Noble Prize for Literature in 1907.

Rudyard Kipling’s first work of published fiction was a poetry collection called Schoolboy Lyrics. His first collection of short stories was The Phantom ‘Rickshaw in 1888, followed quickly by Plain Tales from the Hills that same year. Below is a list of Rudyard Kipling’s books in order of when they were originally published:

Publication Order of Puck Books

Puck of Pook's Hill (1906)Description / Buy at
Rewards and Fairies (1910)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of The Jungle Book Books

The Jungle Book (1893)Description / Buy at
The Second Jungle Book (1895)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Light That Failed (1890)Description / Buy at
The Naulahka - A Story Of East And West (1892)Description / Buy at
Captains Courageous (1897)Description / Buy at
The Story of the Gadsbys (1899)Description / Buy at
Under The Deodars (1899)Description / Buy at
Kim (1901)Description / Buy at
They (1905)Description / Buy at
With the Night Mail (1909)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Man Who Would Be King (1888)Description / Buy at
The Return of Imray (1891)Description / Buy at
Rikki-Tikki-Tavi (1894)Description / Buy at
The Cat That Walked by Himself (1902)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Plain Tales from the Hills (1888)Description / Buy at
The Phantom Rickshaw and Other Stories (1888)Description / Buy at
Life's Handicap (1891)Description / Buy at
Barrack-Room Ballads (1893)Description / Buy at
Many Inventions (1893)Description / Buy at
Soldiers Three (1899)Description / Buy at
Indian Tales (1899)Description / Buy at
Just So Stories (1902)Description / Buy at
The Five Nations (1903)Description / Buy at
Traffics and Discoveries (1904)Description / Buy at
Kipling Poems (1907)Description / Buy at
The Day's Work (1908)Description / Buy at
Actions and Reactions (1909)Description / Buy at
Sea Warfare (1916)Description / Buy at
A Diversity of Creatures (1917)Description / Buy at
The Eyes of Asia (1919)Description / Buy at
Rudyard Kipling's Verse (1923)Description / Buy at
The Man Who Was (1924)Description / Buy at
Debits And Credits (1926)Description / Buy at
Limits And Renewals (1932)Description / Buy at
All The Mowgli Stories (1933)Description / Buy at
Phantoms and Fantasies (1965)Description / Buy at
Complete Verse (1972)Description / Buy at
Kiplings Science Fiction (1987)Description / Buy at
The Complete Supernatural Stories of Rudyard Kipling (1987)Description / Buy at
Kipling's Fantasy Stories (1992)Description / Buy at
The Science Fiction Stories of Rudyard Kipling (1994)Description / Buy at
Selected Stories of Rudyard Kipling (1999)Description / Buy at
The Mark of the Beast and Other Horror Tales (2000)Description / Buy at
The Elephant, The Hare And The Black Cobra (2003)Description / Buy at
Victorian Short Stories of Troubled Marriages (2005)Description / Buy at
Rudyard Kipling's Tales of Horror and Fantasy (With: Neil Gaiman,Stephen Jones) (2008)Description / Buy at
Ten Stories (2017)Description / Buy at
The Adventures of Mowgli: Stories from the Jungle Book (2018)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Picture Books

The Elephant's Child (1900)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Letters of Marque (2009)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Graphic Spin Books

(with Martin Powell, Gerardo Sandoval, Louise Simonson, Lisa Trumbauer, Blake Hoena, Scott Sonneborn, Michael Dahl, Stephanie True Peters, Donald Lemke, Beth Bracken, Sean Tulien)

Red Riding Hood (By: Martin Powell) (2008)Description / Buy at
Cinderella (By: Beth Bracken) (2008)Description / Buy at
Jack and the Beanstalk (By: Blake Hoena) (2008)Description / Buy at
Hansel and Gretel (By: Donald Lemke) (2008)Description / Buy at
Beauty and the Beast (By: Michael Dahl) (2008)Description / Buy at
Snow White (By: Martin Powell) (2009)Description / Buy at
Rumpelstiltskin (By: Martin Powell) (2009)Description / Buy at
Sleeping Beauty (By: Martin Powell) (2009)Description / Buy at
The Three Little Pigs (By: Lisa Trumbauer) (2009)Description / Buy at
Rapunzel: The Graphic Novel (By: Stephanie True Peters) (2009)Description / Buy at
The Ugly Duckling (By: Martin Powell) (2009)Description / Buy at
The Princess and the Pea (By: Stephanie True Peters) (2009)Description / Buy at
The Emperor's New Clothes (By: Stephanie True Peters) (2009)Description / Buy at
Thumbelina (By: Martin Powell,Gerardo Sandoval) (2009)Description / Buy at
The Tall Tale of Paul Bunyan (By: Martin Powell) (2010)Description / Buy at
John Henry, Hammerin' Hero (By: Stephanie True Peters) (2010)Description / Buy at
Pecos Bill, Colossal Cowboy (By: Sean Tulien) (2010)Description / Buy at
The Legend of Johnny Appleseed (By: Martin Powell) (2010)Description / Buy at
The Bremen Town Musicians (By: Louise Simonson) (2011)Description / Buy at
The Golden Goose (By: Sean Tulien) (2011)Description / Buy at
Tom Thumb (By: Scott Sonneborn) (2011)Description / Buy at
The Elves and the Shoemaker (By: Martin Powell) (2011)Description / Buy at
How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin (2012)Description / Buy at
How the Leopard Got His Spots (2012)Description / Buy at
How the Camel Got His Hump (2012)Description / Buy at
How the Elephant Got His Trunk (2012)Description / Buy at
Rudyard Kipling's Just So Comics (With: Martin Powell,Louise Simonson,Blake Hoena,Pedro Rodríguez,Sean Tulien) (2013)Description / Buy at
Tall (By: Martin Powell) (2014)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of The Year of the Cat Books

A Cat of a Different Color (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Annie Reed,Louisa Swann,Lisa Silverthorne,Dean Wesley Smith,Ray Vukcevich,Dory Crowe) (2020)Description / Buy at
A Cat of Perfect Taste (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Stefon Mears,Dean Wesley Smith,Saki,Charles Dudley Warner,Philip Gilbert Hamerton,Kari Kilgore) (2020)Description / Buy at
A Cat of Disdainful Looks (With: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Stefon Mears,Dean Wesley Smith,Mark Twain,Ray Vukcevich,John Adams,Jodi Lyn Nye) (2020)Description / Buy at
A Cat of Strange Lands (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,E. Nesbit,Annie Reed,Stefon Mears,Dean Wesley Smith,Kent Patterson,Meyari McFarland,Leigh Saunders) (2020)Description / Buy at
A Cat of Cozy Situations (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Ed Gorman,Carole Nelson Douglas,Dean Wesley Smith,W.W. Jacobs,Mary A. Turzillo,Dory Crowe) (2020)Description / Buy at
A Cat of Space and Time (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Andre Norton,Annie Reed,Lisa Silverthorne,Dean Wesley Smith,Cordwainer Smith,Geoffrey A. Landis,Mary Turzillo,Daemon Crowe) (2020)Description / Buy at
A Cat of Heroic Heart (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Carole Nelson Douglas,E. Nesbit,Jamie Ferguson,Lisa Silverthorne,Stefon Mears,Dean Wesley Smith,Liz Pierce) (2020)Description / Buy at
A Cat of Roving Nature (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Emile Zola,Annie Reed,Stefon Mears,Dory Crowe,C.J. Erick,Sylvia Warner) (2020)Description / Buy at
A Cat of Artistic Sensibilities (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Henry Slesar,Joan Aiken,Annie Reed,Stefon Mears,Dean Wesley Smith,Mary Turzillo) (2021)Description / Buy at
A Cat of Fantastic Whims (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,E. Nesbit,Jamie Ferguson,Annie Reed,Lisa Silverthorne,Dean Wesley Smith,Geoffrey A. Landis,Liz Pierce) (2021)Description / Buy at
A Cat of Feral Instincts (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Arthur Conan Doyle,Edgar Allan Poe,Brigid Collins,Dean Wesley Smith,Pamela Sargent,Jamie McNabb,Mary Turzillo,N. Margaret Campbell) (2021)Description / Buy at
A Cat of Romantic Soul (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch,Anthea Sharp,Annie Reed,Lisa Silverthorne,Bonnie Elizabeth,Dean Wesley Smith,Kari Kilgore) (2021)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Tales of Mystery & The Supernatural Books

(with David Stuart Davies, Lafcadio Hearn, Sir Andrew Caldecott)

Strange Tales (2006)Description / Buy at
Oriental Ghost Stories (By: David Stuart Davies,Lafcadio Hearn) (2007)Description / Buy at
Children of the Night: Classic Vampire Stories (By: David Stuart Davies) (2007)Description / Buy at
Not Exactly Ghosts & Fires Burn Blue (By: Sir Andrew Caldecott) (2007)Description / Buy at
Crime Scenes (By: David Stuart Davies) (2007)Description / Buy at
Jack the Ripper: The Whitechapel Murderer (By: David Stuart Davies) (2007)Description / Buy at
Casebook of Sexton Blake (By: David Stuart Davies) (2009)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Anthologies

50 Great Short Stories(1952)Description / Buy at
A St. Nicholas Anthology(1969)Description / Buy at
The Penguin Book of Ghost Stories(1984)Description / Buy at
Mysterious Sea Stories(1987)Description / Buy at
Famous and Curious Animal Stories(1989)Description / Buy at
A Separate Star: A Tribute to Rudyard Kipling(1989)Description / Buy at
Tales of the Occult(1989)Description / Buy at
The Amis Story Anthology(1992)Description / Buy at
H.P. Lovecraft's Book of Horror(1993)Description / Buy at
100 Hair-Raising Little Horror Stories(1993)Description / Buy at
Fantasy Stories(1994)Description / Buy at
The Anthology of Love and Romance(1994)Description / Buy at
Spellbound(1995)Description / Buy at
World War One British Poets: Brooke, Owen, Sassoon, Rosenberg and Others(1997)Description / Buy at
Detection by Gaslight: 14 Victorian Detective Stories(1997)Description / Buy at
Time Machines(1997)Description / Buy at
A Treasury of Five-Minute Stories(2000)Description / Buy at
Dark(2000)Description / Buy at
On Glorious Wings(2003)Description / Buy at
The World's Greatest Horror Stories(2004)Description / Buy at
The Little Big Book of California(2005)Description / Buy at
H. P. Lovecraft's Book of the Supernatural(2006)Description / Buy at
Rotten English: A Literary Anthology(2007)Description / Buy at
Empire Tales(2008)Description / Buy at
Tales Before Narnia: The Roots of Modern Fantasy and Science Fiction(2008)Description / Buy at
Stories to Get You Through the Night(2010)Description / Buy at
50 Classic Novellas(2011)Description / Buy at
The Most Dangerous Game and Other Stories of Adventure(2011)Description / Buy at
The Phantom Coach(2014)Description / Buy at
That Glimpse of Truth(2014)Description / Buy at
Red Sky(2014)Description / Buy at
The Dover Anthology of Cat Stories(2015)Description / Buy at
Writers: Their Lives and Works(2018)Description / Buy at
30 Occult & Supernatural Masterpieces You Have to Read Before You Die(2019)Description / Buy at
A Cat of Disdainful Looks(2020)Description / Buy at
Classic Cat Stories(2020)Description / Buy at

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Notes: Naulahka was co-authored by Wolcott Balestier. Life’s Handicap was also published as Mine Own People. The Elephant, the Hare and the Black Cobra was co-authored by Linda Newbery and Martin S. Waddell. Victorian Short Stories of Troubled Marriages was co-authored by Ella D’Arcy, George Gissing and Arthur Morrison.

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