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First lines of Children's books by gaillovely


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Some first lines of children's books - when I use this file I have a timer so the first line shows and then the title and author.

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First lines of Children's books by gaillovely

  1. 1. When Mrs. Frederick C. Little's second son arrived, everybody noticed that he was not much bigger than a mouse. Stuart Little By E. B. White
  2. 2. Once there was a peddler who sold caps. Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina
  3. 3. In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines lived twelve little girls in two straight lines. Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans
  4. 4. Mr. and Mrs. Mallard were looking for a place to live. Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
  5. 5. Beatrice Quimby's biggest problem was her little sister Ramona. Beezus and Ramona by Beverly Cleary
  6. 6. It was a dark and stormy night. A Wrinkle in Time By Madeleine L’Engle
  7. 7. “Where’s Papa going with that ax?” said Fern to her mother as they were setting the table for breakfast. Charlotte’s Web By E.B. White
  8. 8. These two very old people are the father and mother of Mr. Bucket. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory By Roald Dahl
  9. 9. The primroses were over. Watership Down By Richard Adams
  10. 10. Five little puppies dug a hole under the fence and went for a walk in the wide, wide world. The Poky Little Puppy By Janette Sebring Lowrey
  11. 11. My dad and I live in an airport. Fly Away Home By Eve Bunting
  12. 12. In the great green room, there was a telephone and a red balloon. Goodnight Moon By Margaret Wise Brown
  13. 13. This is George. He lived in Africa. Curious George By H.A. Rey
  14. 14. Chug, chug, chug. Puff, puff, puff. Ding-dong, ding-dong The Little Engine that Could By Watty Piper
  15. 15. The Lupine Lady lives in a small house overlooking the sea. Miss Rumphius By Barbara Cooney
  16. 16. It was almost December, and Jonas was beginning to be frightened. No. Wrong word, Jonas thought. The Giver By Lois Lowry
  17. 17. Here is Edward Bear, coming downstairs now, bump, bump, bump, on the back of his head, behind Christopher Robin. Winnie-the-Pooh By A. A. Milne
  18. 18. I should of been in school that April day. A Day No Pigs Would Die By Robert Newton Peck
  19. 19. The Mole had been working very hard all the morning, spring-cleaning his little home. The Wind in the Willows By Kenneth Grahame
  20. 20. Most motorcars are conglomerations (this is a long word for bundles) of steel and wire and rubber and plastic, and electricity and oil and gasoline and water, and the toffee papers you pushed down the crack in the back seat last Sunday. Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang By Ian Fleming
  21. 21. When Mary Lennox was sent to Misselthwaite Manor to live with her uncle everybody said she was the most disagreeable-looking child ever seen. The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
  22. 22. "Christmas won't be Christmas without any presents," grumbled Jo, lying on the rug. Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
  23. 23. Once there were four children whose names were Peter, Susan, Edmond, and Lucy. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe By C. S. Lewis
  24. 24. The first place that I can well remember was a large pleasant meadow with a pond of clear water in it. Black Beauty By Anna Sewell
  25. 25. There was a boy named Milo who didn't know what to do with himself - not just sometimes, but always. The Phantom Tollbooth By Norton Juster
  26. 26. Ba-room, ba-room, ba-room, baripity, baripity, baripity, baripity --- Good. Bridge to Terabithia By Katherine Paterson
  27. 27. It was not that Omri didn't appreciate Patrick's birthday present to him. The Indian in the Cupboard By Lynne Reid Banks
  28. 28. Sighed Mayzie, a lazy bird hatching an egg Horton Hatches the Egg by Dr. Seuss
  29. 29. In the great forest a little elephant is born. The Story of Babar the Little Elephant by Jean de Brunhoff
  30. 30. Martha was very fond of making split pea soup. George and Martha by James Marshall
  31. 31. In the light of the moon a little egg lay on a leaf. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
  32. 32. There is no lake at Camp Green Lake. Holes by Louis Sachar
  33. 33. Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four Privit Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling
  34. 34. A sweet breeze met the boy as he awoke to his journey. The North Star By Peter Reynolds