Thursday, November 19, 2009

Author's for Last Week's First Lines

by Susan Berger

1. Once upon a time, like now, and in a place like here, there existed a crooked house. The house at 33 Gooch Street was decrepit beyond description. If it could walk, it would limp. If it could talk, it would stutter. If it could smile, it would have rotting teeth. You get the picture.
The Outlandish Adventures of Libby Aimes by Kelly Easton

Tuesday written and illustrated by David Weisner

3. The stars are made of lemon juice and rain makes applesauce
Rain Makes Applesauce by Julien Scheer, Illustrated by Marvin Billeck

4. Marcus swished his black wooden cane over the kitchen island and knocked my breakfast off the counter.
Thirteen Black Cats by Sarah Laurenson (Unpublished as of now)

5. One morning not long ago, Trixie took a walk with her Daddy
Knuffle Bunny Too written and illustrated by Mo Willems

6. Simon Glass was easy to hate.
Shattering Glass by Gail Giles

7. If you asked the kids and the teachers at Lincoln Elementary School to make three lists – all the really bad kids, all the really smart kids and all the really good kids-Nick Allen would not be on any of them. Nick Allen deserved a list all of his own and everybody knew it.
Frindle by Andrew Clements

8. “Lot ninety seven,” the auctioneer announced. “A boy.”
Citizen of the Galaxy by Robert Heinlein

9. One hundred thirty-six days before the week before I left my family and Florida and the rest of my minor life to go to boarding school in Alabama, my mother insisted on throwing me a going-away party.
Looking for Alaska by John Green

10. It was late one winter night, long past my bedtime, when Pa and I went owling.
Owl Moon by Jane Yolen. Illustrated by John Schoenherr

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