14 Favorite Potty Training Books

Sometimes kids (and their parents) need a dose of humor, instruction, and inspiration to move the potty training process along. Here are some books that may help smooth the way.

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Courtesy of Firefly Books

Once Upon a Potty

By Alona Frankel

Straight talk about making the big leap from diapers to potty. Available in a boys' and girls' version.

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Courtesy of Kane/Miller Book Pub

Everyone Poops

By Taro Gomi

All creatures great and small (including children) need to eat -- and poop.

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Courtesy of Kane/Miller Book Pub

I Want My Potty

By Tony Ross

Through trial and error, a little princess finally learns to use the potty.

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Courtesy of HarperFestival

My Big Girl Potty

By Joanna Cole

Ashley learns to use the toilet with some help from a favorite stuffed bunny. In the boys' version, My Big Boy Potty, Michael's stuffed bear does the honors.

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Courtesy of HarperFestival

Sam's Potty

By Barbro Lindgren

Sam is ambivalent about using the potty -- until his little dog discovers it.

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Courtesy of Barron's Educational Series

The Potty Book

By Alyssa Satin Capucilli

A big box contains a "big-kid" surprise for Henry (boys' version) or Hannah (girls' version).

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Courtesy of Aladdin

The Princess and the Potty

By Wendy Cheyette Lewison

A spoiled princess rejects a host of fancy potty seats until she's good and ready to shed her diapers.

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Courtesy of Barron's Educational Series

Uh Oh! Gotta Go!

By Bob McGrath

Potty tales from toddlers.

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Courtesy of Golden Books

What Do You Do with a Potty?

By Marianne Borgardt

An interactive pop-up book explains the toilet training process.

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Courtesy of Simon Spotlight

When You've Got to Go!

By Janelle Kriegman and Mitchell Kriegman

Favorite characters from Bear in the Big Blue House offer kids the reassurance they need.

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Courtesy of Barron's Educational Series

Keys to Toilet Training (Barron's Parenting Keys)

By Meg Zweiback

A registered nurse and family consultant offers step-by-step advice.

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Courtesy of Parenting Press

Mommy I Have to Go Potty!

By Jan Faull

Practical tips and real-life strategies for parents in the throes of potty training.

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Courtesy of For Dummies

Potty Training for Dummies

By Diane Stafford and Jennifer Shoquist, MD

Painless steps and solutions for ditching diapers and conquering setbacks.

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Courtesy of The Book Peddlers

Toilet Training: A Practical Guide to Daytime and Nighttime Training

By Vicki Lansky

Tools for training all kids, even those who are uncooperative.

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