10 Best Potty Training Books for Toddlers

My twins are officially toddlers, which means they are at maximum mess-making stage, maximum tantrum throwing stage, and maximum poop producing age. I am counting down the days until we can start potty training.

They seem to be just the slightest bit interested. They point at their diaper and say “Bye-bye” when they wake up in the morning, requesting a diaper change, but they are pretty reluctant about actually using the toilet. -sigh-

I’m hoping in the next few months I can slowly introduce the concept more and more. Hopefully, they’ll show more signs of interest as we discuss and learn about how big kids use the potty.

One of the ways we introduced the idea to my oldest is through potty training books. We would read them every week, and I would take the opportunity to show him how I used the bathroom. We’ll see if the same strategy works with the twins.

If you are in the same stage as I am, hoping to pique your toddler’s interest in potty training so you can stop changing diapers all ready, here’s a list just for you.

The 10 Best Potty Training Books for Toddlers

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Potty by Lesli Patricelli

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P is for Potty

The Potty Book for girls

The Potty Book for Girls (also one “for boys”) by Alyssa Satin Capucilli


You Can Go Potty by Dr. Sears

everyone poops

Everyone Poop by Taro Gomi

A Potty for Me

A Potty for Me by Karen Katz

Big Girl Panties

Big Girls Panties by Fran Manushkin

Diapers are not forever

Diapers Are Not Forever by Elizabeth Verdick


Where’s The Poop? by Julie Markes

Elmo potty

Potty Time with Elmo

What are your favorite potty training books for toddlers? Let us know if you have any to add to the list.

If you are looking for more potty training tips and ideas, check out these popular posts:

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Marie Osborne is a wife, mama, and blogger who loves Jesus and large non-fat lattes. As a former high school theater geek, she currently uses all her acting and vocal training reading "Mr. Brown Can Moo" and singing "The Wheels on the Bus" before night-night time. When she isn't laughing (loudly) with her 30-something husband, chatting (loudly) with her girlfriends, singing (loudly) with her 3-year-old son, or feeding (quietly... for the time being) her 8-month-old twins, she's probably pumping and binge watching Netflix. You can find her on her blog www.marieosborne.com encouraging, challenging, and laughing from under a pile of diapers.

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Fran Manushkin

I was so happy to see my book, BIG GIRL PANTIES, on your list of the best potty-training books. I’m happy to say that the boys’ version, BIG BOY UNDERPANTS, will be coming out in 2016 Thanks again for mentioning my book!.Fran