Lauren Book’s children’s book already well received

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When Lauren Book puts her mind to something, it generally seems to turn out pretty well.  And with the news that her first children’s book – after only one full week in circulation – has landed in the Publisher’s Weekly Top 25 Children’s Picture Books list, somebody somewhere has to take notice.

So we will.

Being in the Top 25 may not sound like a huge accomplishment, but when you consider that half of the books ahead of “Lauren’s Kingdom” are Easter-related, while four others are re-releases of several Dr. Seuss classics, it’s a pretty heady accomplishment.

So we tip our hat – yes, a cat’s hat – to Ms. Book on this week’s debut at #22.

Oh the places you’ll go, Lauren

Editor’s Note: Remember those days in college when you checked your own music collection against Rolling Stone or the Billboard Top 100 lists? Oh how life has changed … as I write this blog, I can count the number of books that we now own and Michelle has read, and re-read, and re-read, and re-read, and re-read again to my own daughter: “Five Little Pumpkins,” “Good Night God,” “Pete The Cat,” etc. I think I’ll check out “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Chick.” Wonder how it turns out?

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.