Author/illustrator Maria Van Lieshout has a series of books aptly called Big Kid Power. Drawing from her own experience as a mother, the books are meant to help caregivers and children reach important milestones together: giving up pacifiers, using the potty, and learning how to deal with frustration (and those terrible tantrums.) At the end of each title, the protagonist exclaims with pride: "I'm a big kid now!" Check them out:
The books are perfect for small hands, sturdy and square, and the text addresses toddlers directly, in an encouraging conversational way.
The newest title in the collection, aimed at helping kids make the transition from crib to their own bed, has just been published:
Visit your neighborhood library to find these book and more!