15 Best Potty Training Books

Mommy I Have to Go Potty Book Cover
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Need to start the potty training process? Here are the top potty training books to help you and your child make the first steps to mastering the milestone.
Courtesy of Candlewick
Courtesy of Candlewick

Potty

by Leslie Patricelli

A toddler starts the toilet training process and asks: "Should I go in my potty?"
 

Courtesy of Robin Corey Books
Courtesy of Robin Corey Books

Big Girl Panties

by Fran Manushkin

One little girl gets starts toilet training with one exciting step: wearing big girl pants like mommy!

Courtesy of Parragon Books
Courtesy of Parragon Books

Potty Superhero: Get ready for big boy pants!

This superhero is ready to start potty training and put on his big boy pants.

Courtesy of Firefly Books
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.

Courtesy of Barron's Educational Series
Courtesy of Barron's Educational Series

The Potty Book

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

Courtesy of Aladdin
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.

Courtesy of Barron's Educational Series
Courtesy of Barron's Educational Series

Uh Oh! Gotta Go!: Potty Tales From Toddlers

By Bob McGrath

Humorous captioned illustrations help parents and kids cope with the challenges of toilet training.

Courtesy of Golden Books
Courtesy of Golden Books

What Do You Do with a Potty?

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

Courtesy of Random House Books
Courtesy of Random House Books

P is for Potty!

Favorite characters from Sesame Street offer kids the reassurance they need.

Courtesy of Touchstone
Courtesy of Touchstone

Oh Crap! Potty Training

By Jamie Glowacki
A potty-training expert shares her 6-step plan to help you toilet train your preschooler quickly and successfully.

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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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