Potty Training

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

Diapers Are Not Forever

Elizabeth Verdick
(Juvenile Board Books)

Simple text and illustrations show toddlers how to use the potty and why it is time to do so, while giving them the courage and confidence to be a "big kid." Tips for caregivers are included. 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, and playing in the water. But wait, is that a victory dance or something else? Recommended for ages 3–6.

Elmo's Potty Book
- illustrator - Tom Brannon
(Juvenile Picture Books Nonfiction - Ej 649.62 Elm)
Series: First Look and Find

Toddlers and their caregivers follow Sesame Street's Elmo as he learns about using the potty. You can also practice matching and counting colorful illustrations in this First Look and Find Book. Recommended for ages 18 months–3.

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? Find out in this lighthearted story that will have caregivers and their little ones feeling ready to tackle toilet training. Recommended for ages 3–6.

How to Potty Train a Dinosaur

Alycia Pace
(Juvenile Board Books)

If you thought human potty training was complicated, you haven't tried teaching a dinosaur! The steps are surprisingly the same for human toddlers. Recommended for ages 18 months–3.

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 18 months–3.

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.

Kiki's Potty

Esther van den Berg
(Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Ber)

A circus-themed story about learning how to use the potty. Recommended for ages 18 months–3.

Let's Go to the Potty!  A Potty Training Book for Toddlers

Allison Jandu
(Juvenile Picture Books nonfiction - Ej 649.62 Jan)

A fun and informative book for kids and their caregivers who are ready to be diaper-free. Recommended for ages 18 months–3.

Peek-a-Poo: What's in Your Potty?

Guido Van Genechten
(Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Mcn)

Little Mouse is curious about all his friends' potties, and is proud to show why his "little potty" is empty. Recommended for ages 18 months–3.


Leslie Patricelli

Simple, eye-catching illustrations present a great introduction to using the potty. Recommended for ages 18 months–3.

Potty Super Team

Wednesday Jones
(Juvenile Board Books)

The Amazing Ava and The Marvelous Max are on their most urgent mission yet: finding their potties in time, being patient with the process, and washing hands. They knew they could do it! Tips for caregivers are included. Recommended for ages 3–6.

Super Pooper and Whizz Kid Potty Power

Eunice Moyle, Sabrina Moyle
Juvenile Board Books

Silly super animal antics touch on all the essential potty training adventures, all without a hint of kryptonite. Recommended for ages 3–6.

Time to Pee!

Mo Willems
(Juvenile Picture Books Nonfiction - Ej 649.62 Wi) Also available as Juvenile Board Book

Sign-carrying mice give encouraging instructions for using the toilet. Recommended for ages 18 months–3.

We Poop on the Potty

Jim Harbison
(Juvenile Board Books)

Colorful illustrations show how many real and imaginary creatures poop. 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. Recommended for ages 3–6.