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Usage of “de” at the beginning of a sentence

I came across the following translation and I was unsure why the sentence started with "de" Little girls read books. Translation: De petites filles lisent des livres.
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When to use du instead of des?

I don't understand why people sometimes use 'du' instead of 'des' when the meaning of both articles is the same. For example, "some pencils" is des crayons whereas "some cheese" is du fromage.