First Lines of Children's Books

"It was a dark and stormy night." That's the first line of Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time. They get easier from there.
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First Line
Book
A told B and B told C, I'll meet you at the top of the coconut tree.
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom - Bill Martin Jr
All children, except one, grow up.
Peter Pan - J.M. Barrie
Buck did not read the newspapers, or he would have known that trouble was brewing...
The Call of the Wild - Jack London
Christmas won't be Christmas without any presents, grumbled Jo, lying on the rug.
Little Women - Louisa May Alcott
Chug, chug, chug. Puff, puff, puff. Ding-dong, ding-dong.
The Little Engine That Could - Watty Piper
First of all, let me get something straight: this is a JOURNAL, not a diary.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid - Jeff Kinney
I am Emily Elizabeth, and I have a dog.
Clifford the Big Red Dog - Norman Bridwell
I went to sleep with gum in mouth and now there's gum in my hair...
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day - Judith Viorst
If you are interested in stories with happy endings, you would be better off reading some other book.
The Bad Beginning - Lemony Snicket
If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like...
The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger
In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines lived twelve little girls in two straight lines.
Madeline - Ludwig Bemelmans
In the great green room there was a telephone and a red balloon and a picture of - a cow jumping over the moon.
Goodnight Moon - Margaret Wise Brown
In the light of the moon, a little egg lay on a leaf.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Eric Carle
Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - J.K. Rowling
Once there was a tree, and she loved a little boy.
The Giving Tree - Shel Silverstein
The night Max wore his wolf suit and made mischief of one kind and another his mother called him...
Where the Wild Things Are - Maurice Sendak
The year that Buttercup was born, the most beautiful woman in the world was a French scullery maid named Annette.
The Princess Bride - William Goldman
There is no lake at Camp Green Lake.
Holes - Louis Sachar
Where's Papa going with that axe?
Charlotte's Web - E.B. White
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