It's Potty Time!

Want books to support the potty training process? Here you go, from parenting books to readalouds!

Updated January 9, 2023
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Potty training for busy parents : a guide to going diaper free on your own time
Jandu, Allison
Potty training triumph--for very busy families It's time to change out of diapers for good. But what approach to use? Potty Training for Busy Parents is here to help make this vital transition smooth for your child--and for you. You can customize this practical, step-by-step potty training...
Oh crap! potty training : everything modern parents need to know to do it once and do it right
Glowacki, Jamie.
From potty-training expert and social worker Jamie Glowacki, who's already helped over half a million families successfully toilet train their preschoolers, comes a newly revised and updated guide that's "straight-up, parent-tested, and funny to boot" (Amber Dusick, author of Parenting:...
Potty train your child in just one day : proven secrets of the potty pro
Crane, Teri.
A fun, easy-to-use guide to potty training any child in just ONE DAY. Just think, from the time babies are born until they are toilet trained, they use an average of 4,000 diapers! Potty Train Your Child in Just One Day is the helpful guide you've been waiting for to get...
Time to use the potty : a potty training book for boys and girls
Munro, Fiona
Make potty training easy and fun, with a charming and entertaining board book that helps toddlers grow the confidence they need to use the potty Follow twins Jasmine and Jack on their potty training journey! This charming board book for toddlers is a humorous telling of the ups...
The poop song
Litwin, Eric
A satisfyingly silly picture book sing-along about pooping--a topic kids find hilarious and parents find necessary! Discover how cats, pelicans, space aliens, and even dinosaurs poop in this rollicking, rhyming verse that's sure to elicit giggles. With plenty of hilarious...
Doing business
Harris, Shawn (Artist)
Someone has done business where they're not supposed to. But who was it? Suspense builds as suspects are rhythmically, methodically eliminated. We know it wasn't the baby (diaper), or Daddy (bathroom), or the lion at the zoo (too risky). There's a place for everything, and Shawn...
Where do you poop?
Baruzzi, Agnese
Potty training becomes a funny, interactive game of discovery in this rhyming pull-the-tab book. Kids will laugh out loud as they make each animal's poop appear by sliding the tab- and learn where they should go! Features funny rhymes, plus facts about animals' excretion...
A potty for Zaza
Freeman, Mylo
"The "Zaza" series is great for young readers, and this title is no different. I always have several families clamoring for potty training and potty books, so this will be a welcome addition to our collection. Great illustrations and easy to understand text." - Glenwood Public Library ...
You poop here
Meisel, Paul
You poop here! In a potty, of course! Fun pictures of animals--an ant, an alligator, a bat, and more--make this a perfect potty training book--and more! It's especially appropriate for inquisitive, science-minded toddlers and preschoolers who are curious about how their bodies work. ...
Where does a pirate go potty?
Prochovnic, Dawn Babb
"Ahoy thar, matey! Where does a pirate go potty around here?" This little pirate's got to go potty! He wanders around sandy beaches and dark caves, discovering where the sea lion, the pelican, and even the octopus go potty. But where in the seven seas can a pirate go?! A...
Poop or get off the potty!
McNamara, Margaret
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? NO. Books? NO. Playing the drums? No, no, no! Mason and Mia look...
Daniel's potty time
Schwartz, Alexandra Cassel
Super Pooper and Whizz Kid : potty power!
Moyle, Eunice
Doody calls! A mom-tested and doctor-approved potty-training book from the bestselling duo Hello!Lucky!,Sabrina and Eunice Moyle. "These two energetic heroes guide young readers through the warning signs of impending number 1 and number 2." ―...
I'm not using the potty
Gehl, Laura
Peep says it's time for Egg to start using the potty. But Egg does not want to use the potty--and no amount of lemonade-drinking, running water, or toilet-paper tutus can change that! When things start to get a little uncomfortable, Egg realizes that when nature calls, sometimes you can't say...
My potty
Bijsterbosch, Anita
From bestselling award-winning author-illustrator Anita Bijsterbosch! Something red falls from the sky. "A hat!" says Dog. The other animals make a guess too. A little bed? A boat? A vase? Only Hare knows what it is, because it's his. A funny story in which several animals...
Goldilocks and the just right potty
Hodgkinson, Leigh
"While most potty books strike readers as too old or too young, here's one that almost everyone can agree is (you guessed it) just right." - Kirkus Reviews Little Goldilocks wants to wear underwear -- big-girl underwear that's not too silly and not too frilly, but just...
Patricelli, Leslie.
There comes a point in a toddler's life when going in one's diaper is only one possible option, and the question must be raised: Should I go in my potty?  With pitch-perfect humor and pacing, Leslie Patricelli follows the inner dialogue (sure to have little ones shouting...
Duck goes potty
Dahl, Michael.
Little Duck learns to go potty all by himself, but not without a few accidents. This lighthearted board book makes potty training a little more fun. A must have for all new parents!

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