Whether you are potty training a boy or girl, books are a really important part of potty training. Even though a potty training in 3 days method was the key to our success, reading books really helped my stubborn toddler potty train. Here are some of my favorite potty training books. They are all best sellers and rated 4.5-5 stars on Amazon, and the best part…. they are all under $7!
Top 10 Potty Training Books
1.The Potty Book for Boys by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
Every little boy’s graduation from diapers to the potty is always a very important moment–and one to make both parents and toddlers proud! In The Potty Book, Henry needs to have his diapers changed so he can go out and play. Then mom and dad bring home a big box, and Henry is anxious to open it up and see what’s inside. Is it a rocking chair? A bed for Teddy? No, it’s a potty–which means that it’s time for Henry to graduate from his diapers. This gentle and humorous little story is charmingly illustrated and told in verse. Little boys will enjoy looking at the pictures and having the story read to them. Meanwhile, they’ll start getting the idea that it’s time for them to grow up, exactly like Henry. So that at last, they’ll be able to say–“I’m off the potty!”
The Potty Book for Girls by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
Every little girl’s graduation from diapers to the potty is always a very important moment–and one to make both parents and toddlers proud! In The Potty Book, Hannah needs to have her diapers changed so she can go out and play. Then mom and dad bring home a big box, and Hannah is anxious to open it up and see what’s inside. Is it a rocking chair? A bed for Teddy? No, it’s a potty–which means that it’s time for Hannah to graduate from her diapers. This gentle and humorous little story is charmingly illustrated and told in verse. Little girls will enjoy looking at the pictures and having the story read to them. Meanwhile, they’ll start getting the idea that it’s time for them to grow up, exactly like Hannah. So that at last, they’ll be able to say–“I’m off the potty!”
2. P is for Potty Sesame Street
Sesame Street’s Elmo tells little girls and boys ages 1 to 3 all about how to use the potty in this sturdy lift-the-flap board book with more than 30 flaps. It’s the perfect mix of fun and learning for potty-training toddlers–especially as they practice sitting on the potty!
3. Potty by Leslie Patricelli
A new toddler title charts a crucial achievement. 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 responses) and hilarious actions of everyone’s favorite Baby, winding up with an over-the-top look of surprise and delight that will have both parents and offspring laughing out loud–“I did it!”
4. Potty Time! by Caroline Jayne Church
A new potty book with sound from bestselling illustrator Caroline Jayne Church!
Caroline Jayne Church and her lovable illustrations have loved children through and through, shown what fun the holidays can be, and how music can bring us closer together. Now her irresistible toddlers shine in this new preschool title focusing on the 1-2-3’s of potty training!
Complete with a sound module of that familiar potty flush, Potty Time! is Caroline Jayne Church’s entry into a proven timeless topic.
5. Big Girl Panties by Fran Manushkin
Big Girl Panties! features a light, positive approach to motivate toddlers to become toilet trained. What could be more rewarding for a little girl than wearing big girl panties, just like mommy? Adult caregivers and toddlers alike will love the snappy, rhyming text and colorful, hip illustrations. Valeria Petrone’s stylized artwork ensures that this commercial yet heartwarming book will have a special place on little girls’ favorite bookshelves. Soon they’ll all be saying, “Bye, bye diapers!”
6. My Big Boy Undies by Karen Katz
What parent doesn’t cherish that much-anticipated moment when toddlers graduate from diapers to underpants? Here is a great board book that celebrates the grand occasion with a proud toddler boy on the cover wearing undies in real fabric.
Big Girl Undies by Karen Katz
7. Princess Potty by Samantha Berger
A princess-themed, toilet-training 8×8 that is fit for the Royal Highness in your life!
Every princess needs her throne and this 8×8 with a perfed tiara with reward stickers is perfect for the little princess learning to use the potty for the first time!
With a helpful, step-by-step story that introduces girls to the concept of toilet training, Princess Potty is a royal lesson that everyone needs to learn.
8. Super Pooper by Monika Sloan
The colorful illustrations and cute characters will bring fun and laughter to a sometimes frustrating and challenging world of potty training! This book is certain to become a favorite choice of potty training your little one.
Learning to use the potty takes patience and practice, and this charming, straightforward book helps pave the way. Young children learn how to use the potty and why it’s time to do so, while gaining the courage and confidence to face this important milestone in their lives. When little ones learn to “do what the big kids do” (go, wipe, flush, wash their hands), they won’t need a diaper anymore—they’ll have underwear under there! Includes tips for parents and caregivers from a children’s health specialist.
Everybody does it: Kitty, Doggie, Daddy — even Mommy! And when Leslie Patricelli’s beloved bald baby does it while running, it sounds like a train. This frank and very funny look at a certain noisy body function is perfectly suited to the youngest of listeners, while their giggling older siblings will be happy to read it aloud.