Books About Potty Training

Enjoy these great reads to go along with learning to use the potty.

Big Boys Go Potty

Marianne Richmond
(Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Ric)

Celebrate the joys and tears of the potty training experience with Marianne Richmond's charming story and cheerful illustrations. From handling accidents with humor to shedding diapers for good, the book is a rewarding journey that speaks directly to your big boy, giving him an extra hug and smile. Also look for Big Girls Go PottyRecommended for ages 3–6.

Danny Is Done with Diapers: A Potty ABC

Rebecca O'Connell
(Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Oco)

Celebrates the accomplishments of children, from Adam to Zach, as each learns to use the toilet independently. Recommended for ages 3–6.

Dinosaur vs. The Potty

Bob Shea
(Juvenile Picture Books - Ej She)

Dinosaur doesn't need to use the potty. Even when making lemonade, running through the sprinkler, splashing in puddles, playing in the water...But wait, is that a victory dance or something else? Recommended for ages 3-6.

Goldilocks and the Just Right Potty

Leigh Hodgkinson
(Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Hod)

Little Goldilocks wants to wear big-girl underwear that's not too silly and not too frilly, but just right. But that means she also needs to find the "just right" potty. Will she know when she needs to go? And will she get to the potty in time? Find out in this lighthearted story that will have parents and their little ones feeling ready to tackle toilet training. Recommended for ages 3-6.

How to Potty Train Your Monster

Kelly DiPucchio
(Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Dip)

Potty training is not always the easiest task to navigate—especially for growing monsters. Thankfully, with the help of this easy-to-use guide, young ones can be sure not to forget any steps in the process. With hilarious text and playful, energetic illustrations, this potty training guide is a must-have for little kids and little monsters everywhere. Recommended for ages 3–6.

I Have to Go!

Robert Munsch
(Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Mun)

Andrew has decided he never needs to go pee ever again, but his parents aren’t too sure. Only one minute into the drive to his grandparents’ house, Andrew changes his mind. Recommended for ages 3-6.

I Use the Potty

Maria Van Lieshout
(Juvenile Picture Books Nonfiction - Ej 649.62 Van)

A toddler, tired of diapers, learns to use the big kid toilet. Recommended for ages 3-6.

Ian's New Potty

Pauline Oud
(Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Oud)

Ian's mom buys him new "big boy" underpants and a new red potty. Soon Ian begins to practice using the potty and identifies "feeling" when he needs to pee. Recommended for ages 3–6.

No More Diapers for Ducky!

Bernette Ford
(Juvenile Picture Books - Ej For)

When Piggy can't come out to play because he is using the potty, Ducky decides it's time for him to learn to use the potty too. Recommended for ages 3-6.

Once Upon a Potty: Boy

Alona Frankel
(Juvenile Picture Books Nonfiction - Ej 649.62 Fra)

Explains in simple text and illustrations why and how a little boy uses a potty. Recommended for ages 3-6.

Once Upon a Potty: Girl

Alona Frankel
(Juvenile Picture Books Nonfiction - Ej 649.62 Fra)

Explains in simple text and illustrations why and how a little girl uses a potty. Recommended for ages 3-6.

Poop or Get Off the Potty!

Margaret McNamara
(Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Mcn)

When Mason and Mia were babies, they pooped a lot––always in their diapers. Now that they're big kids, it's time to use the potty. But what is the potty for? Naps? Books? Playing the drums? No, no, no! Mason and Mia look ahead to official big-kid territory in this hilarious, instructive story with special emphasis on pooping! Recommended for ages 3–6.

A Potty for Me! A Lift-the-Flap Instruction Manual

Karen Katz
(Juvenile Picture Books Nonfiction - Ej 649.62 Kat)

Children will love following along and lifting the flaps to see the child play, sit on the potty, eat, sit on the potty, sleep, and sit on the potty...until finally there is a success. Written from a child's point of view, this new potty-training book will help children join in the final refrain, "I'm so proud of me!" Recommended for ages 3–6.

A Potty for Zaza

Mylo Freeman
(Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Fre)

Mommy shows Zaza a potty. Who could it be for? Is it a potty for Zaza? Recommended for ages 3-6.

Time to Pee!

Mo Willems
(Juvenile Picture Books Nonfiction - Ej 649.62 Wi)

Sign-carrying mice give encouraging instructions for using the toilet. Recommended for ages 3–6.

You Poop Here

Paul Meisel
(Juvenile Picture Books Nonfiction - Ej 573.49 Mei)

In this introduction to potty training, animals demonstrate where they poop. This book includes facts about animal feces. Recommended for ages 3–6.