BookYou Asked For It: Books About Potty Training

Browse the list below for a selection of picture books that deal with potty training. Click the book cover or title to go to the book in the online catalog. Click the author's name to search for more books by that author.

Cover Image On Your Potty, Little Rabbit
Amant, Kathleen.
New York : Clavis Pub., 2008.

Anna asks her little toy rabbit if he needs to use the potty - but he doesn't seem to know what to do. Anna tells him all about it and goes through each step involved in using the potty.

Cover Image I Go Potty!
Bolam, Emily.
New York : Children's Press, c2010.

Cover Image Potty Time!
Church, Caroline.
New York : Scholastic Cartwheel Books, c 2012.

Big kids can press the button and hear the flush as they read along about using the potty.

Cover Image My Big Boy Potty
Cole, Joanna.
[New York] : HarperCollins, c2000.

With the help of understanding parents, a young boy learns how to use his potty so he does not have to wear diapers any longer.

Cover Image My Big Girl Potty
Cole, Joanna.
[New York] : HarperCollins, c2000.

Ashley learns to pee and poop in her potty and makes the transition from diapers to big-girl pants. Includes tips for successful potty teaching.

Cover Image Potty
Freeman, Mylo.
Berkeley, Calif. : Tricycle Press, 2002.

In the jungle sits a potty with the words, "Only the best bottom will fit on this potty," which prompts different animals to give it a try until a stranger shows them who fits it best.

Cover Image Potty Time
Genechten, Guido van.
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2001, c2000.

Cover Image A Potty for Me! : A Lift-The-Flap Instruction Manual
Katz, Karen.
New York : Little Simon, c2005.

Cover Image Have You Seen My Potty?
Kelly, Mij.
Hauppauge, N.Y. : Barron's, 2007.

Some animal on the farm has stolen Suzy Sue's potty; and Suzy Sue needs it!

Cover Image On Your Potty!
Miller, Virginia.
New York : Greenwillow Books, 1991.

Young bear Bartholomew finds that using his potty correctly is sometimes just a matter of the right timing.

Cover Image Danny Is Done with Diapers : A Potty ABC
O'Connell, Rebecca, 1968-
Chicago, Ill. : Albert Whitman & Co., 2010.

Celebrates the accomplishments of children, from Adam to Zach, as each learns to use the toilet for him or herself.

Cover Image Ian's New Potty
Oud, Pauline, 1963-
New York : Clavis Pub, c2011.

Ian's mom buys him new 'big boy' underpants and a new red potty. Soon Ian begins to practice using the potty and identifies the 'feeling' when he needs to pee.

Cover Image Potty
Patricelli, Leslie.
Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2010.

Baby, a toddler, decides to use the potty for the first time.

Cover Image Big Boys Go Potty
Richmond, Marianne
Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, 2011, c2012.

"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, Big boys go potty is a rewarding journey that speaks directly to your big boy, giving him an extra hug and smile "--P. [4] of cover.

Cover Image Ruby's Potty
Rogers, Paul.
New York : Dutton's Children's Books, 2001.

Ruby loves her brand new potty, but the trouble is, she doesn't know what it's for.

Cover Image Caillou : Le Pot.
Sanschagrin, Joceline, 1950-
Montréal : Chouette Pub., 2010.

Cover Image Dinosaur Vs. the Potty
Shea, Bob.
New York : Disney/Hyperion Books, c2010.

"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?"--Provided by publisher.

Cover Image Diapers Are Not Forever
Verdick, Elizabeth.
Minneapolis : Free Spirit Pub., c2008.

Young children learn why and how to use the potty and gain confidence to face this important milestone.

Cover Image Potty Animals : What to Know When You've Gotta Go!
Vestergaard, Hope.
New York, NY : Sterling Publishing, c2009.

The potty animals from Sycamore Preschool are here to help little ones everywhere be in the know when it's time to go.

Cover Image Once Upon a Potty : Boy
Frankel, Alona.
Willowdale, Ont. : Firefly ; Poole : Chris Lloyd [distributor], 2008.

Cover Image Once Upon a Potty : Girl
Frankel, Alona.
Buffalo, New York : Firefly Books, 2007.

Explains in simple text and illustrations why and how a little girl uses a potty.

Cover Image What to Expect When You Use the Potty
Murkoff, Heidi Eisenberg.
[New York?] : HarperFestival, c2000.

Cover Image Time to Pee!
Willems, Mo.
New York : Hyperion Books for Children, c2003.

Sign-carrying mice give encouraging instructions for using the toilet.

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