15 Favorite Potty Training Books

Recommended books for introducing potty training to the whole family.

Books for Kids

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.

Everyone Poops By Taro Gomi All creatures great and small (including children) need to eat -- and poop.

I Want My Potty By Tony Ross Through trial and error, a little princess finally learns to use the potty.

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.

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.

Sam's Potty By Barbro Lindgren Sam is ambivalent about using the potty -- until his little dog discovers it.

The Potty Book By Alyssa Satin Capucilli A big box contains a "big-kid" surprise for Henry (boys' version) or Hannah (girls' version).

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.

Uh Oh! Gotta Go! By Bob McGrath Potty tales from toddlers.

What Do You Do with a Potty? By Marianne Borgardt An interactive pop-up book explains the toilet training process.

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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