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Can You Tell These Children's Books By Their Opening Line?

“Ba-room, ba-room, ba-room, baripity, baripity, baripity, baripity—Good.”

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  1. "In an old house in Paris, that was covered with vines, lived 12 little girls, in two straight lines."
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    <i>Eloise</i>
    Correct
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    <i>Madeline</i>
    Correct
    Incorrect
    <i>Matilda</i>
    Correct
    Incorrect
    <i>Heidi</i>
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans

    Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans
    Via The Viking Press
  2. "It was a dark and stormy night."<br />
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    <i>A Wrinkle in time</i>
    Correct
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    <i>The Phantom tollbooth</i>
    Correct
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    <i>The golden compass</i>
    Correct
    Incorrect
    <i>Bridge to terabithia</i>
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L'Engle

    A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L'Engle
    Via Square Fish
  3. "In the light of the moon, a little egg lay on a leaf."
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    <i>Charlotte's Web</i>
    Correct
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    <i>The Jungle Book</i>
    Correct
    Incorrect
    <i>The Very Hungry Caterpillar</i>
    Correct
    Incorrect
    <i>Where the Red Fern Grows</i>
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

    The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
    Via Philomel Books
  4. “If you are interested in stories with happy endings, you would be better off reading some other book.”
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    <i>Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day</i>
    Correct
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    <i>A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 1: The Bad Beginning</i>
    Correct
    Incorrect
    <i>The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe</i>
    Correct
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    <i>Charlie and the Chocolate Factory</i>
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 1: The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket

    A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 1: The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket
    Via HarperCollins
  5. "'Where's Papa going with that axe?' said Fern to her mother as they were setting the table for breakfast."
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    <i>A Series of Unfortunate Events</i>
    Correct
    Incorrect
    <i>Babe<br /></i>
    Correct
    Incorrect
    <i>Charlotte's Web</i>
    Correct
    Incorrect
    <i>The Giving Tree</i>
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Charlotte's Web by E.B. White

    Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
    Via HarperCollins
  6. "The first place that I can well remember was a large pleasant meadow with a pond of clear water in it."
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    The Secret Garden
    Correct
    Incorrect
    The Wind in the Willows
    Correct
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    Black Beauty
    Correct
    Incorrect
    Anne of Green Gables
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Black Beauty by Anna Sewell

    Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
    Via Golden Press
  7. “The sun did not shine. It was too wet to play. So we sat in the house. All that cold, cold, wet day.”<br /><br /><br />
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    <i>The Cat in the Hat</i>
    Correct
    Incorrect
    <i>The Wind in the Willows</i>
    Correct
    Incorrect
    <i>Where the Wild Things Are</i>
    Correct
    Incorrect
    <i>The Lorax</i>
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss

    The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
    Via Random House
  8. "Ba-room, ba-room, ba-room, baripity, baripity, baripity, baripity --- Good."<br />
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    <i>The Little Engine That Could</i>
    Correct
    Incorrect
    <i>Bridge to Terabithia</i>
    Correct
    Incorrect
    <i>Chitty Chitty Bang Bang</i>
    Correct
    Incorrect
    <i>Horton Hears a Who!</i>
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Patterson

    Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Patterson
    Via HarperCollins
  9. "The Mole had been working very hard all the morning, spring-cleaning his little home."<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
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    <i>Frog and Toad Are Friends</i>
    Correct
    Incorrect
    <i>The Wind in the Willows</i>
    Correct
    Incorrect
    <i>The Jungle Book</i>
    Correct
    Incorrect
    <i>The Tale of Despereaux</i><br />
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

    The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
    Via Wordsworth Editions Ltd
  10. "When Mary Lennox was sent to Misselthwaite Manor to live with her uncle everybody said she was the most disagreeable-looking child ever seen."
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    <i>A Little Princess</i>
    Correct
    Incorrect
    <i>The Witches</i>
    Correct
    Incorrect
    <i>The Secret Garden</i>
    Correct
    Incorrect
    <i>Where the Red Fern Grows</i>
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

    The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
    Via HarperCollins
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