21 of the Best Opening Lines in Children’s Books

From We are Teachers:

“Where’s Papa going with that ax?”

Charlotte’s Web

“In the light of the moon, a little egg lay on a leaf.”

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

“On Thursday, when Imogene woke up, she found she had grown antlers.”

Imogene’s Antlers

“In an old house in Paris, that was covered with vines, lived 12 little girls, in two straight lines.”


“There is no lake at Camp Green Lake.”


There was a boy called Eustace Clarence Scrubb and he almost deserved it.

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

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