Here are first sentences from some children's books* I happen to have lying around...Tell me which book the sentence comes from!
1) When Mary Lennox was sent to Misselthwaite Manor to live with her uncle, everybody said she was the most disagreeable-looking child ever seen.
2) It was Mrs. May who first told me about them.
3) Cedric himself knew nothing whatever about it.
4) The little old kitchen had quieted down from the bustle and confusion of midday; and now, with its afternoon manners on, presented a holiday aspect that, as the principal room in the brown house, it was eminently proper it should have.
5) The primroses were over.
6) "Did Mama sing every day," asked Caleb.
7) Ba-room, ba-room, ba-room, baripity, baripity, baripity -- Good.
8) The first Wednesday in every month was a Perfectly Awful Day -- a day to be awaited with dread, endured with courage and forgotten with haste.
*Children's books, in this context means one or both of two things, either it is a book written for children, or it is a book that I read and enjoyed before I was 12. You may disagree with my definition. All the books used for this quiz existed 30 or more years ago and are republished frequently, though I don't guarantee that they are currently in print.