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World Poetry Celebarates the talented Brandee Bublé from Canada!

Ariadne’s Notes:  It was a great pleasure to welcome the exceptional children’s author Brandee Bublé   with new book Jayde  the Jaybird again to our World Poetry Café Radio Show, November 12, 1:40 pm. Hosts Ariadne Sawyer and Neall Ryon, along with operator Victor Schwartzman were on hand to welcome her.

The book was read to a specially abled person who had been bullied that day and gave her the courage to deal with it. It shows the power of books. Jayde the Jaybird is  beautifully illustrade by Eliska Liska, published by Simply Read Books and is available at most bookstores and would be a great gift.

To listen to this lovely interview:




Brandee Bublé grew up in Burnaby, BC, one of three children (Crystal and Michael) born to Amber and Lewis Bublé.  Lewis was a salmon fisherman and as a child Brandee spent many a summer on the boat and playing on the commercial fishing docks.  It was a unique childhood.  At a young age Brandee was diagnosed with dyslexia, making reading and math challenging.  She struggled to give correct change at a part time job and more than just a few customers paid less for what they bought or worse, paid more!  It was this experience (amongst others) that led her to get a degree and work as an Educational Assistant for almost a decade.  After marrying and having two children of her own, Brandee left her profession and began to write, a passion that finally culminated in her first book, O’Shae The Octopus, being published in June of 2014.  Brandee, her husband and two children live in Coquitlam, BC, enjoy the company of their close extended family and when they can, spend their time boating in the inlets of British Columbia.

World Poetry Proudly Presents Brandee Bublé From Canada!


Ariadne’s Notes:  The World Poetry Café Radio Show with hosts Ariadne Sawyer and Israel Mota were honoured to welcome the children’s author and educator Brandee Bublé to the studio. A fascinating show about the need for family and community support and love for special needs children and others who need to focus on their strengths and cope with challenges. Brandee spoke about her brother Michael Bublé and how much his support and caring meant to her in her life. She also answered a question from a big brother in Nigeria who wanted to know how to help his little brother. Also  on the show, a poem Dreamers  by Francisco X Alarcon read in English and Spanish from the new book dedicated to the World Poetry Poetathon, The  Intercontinental Anthology of Poetry on Unisersal Peace created by Managing Editor Mutiu Olawuyi  and music by Susan Lucas and Duane Prosk.  To hear this fascinating show, CLICK HERE!

World Poetry would like to thank the wonderful  publist Sarah Miniaci from / SMITH Publicity, Inc. for her help and the following source material.







World Poetry is so pleased   to promote the release of Brandee Bublé’s debut children’s book — O’Shae The Octopus — which features a foreword from her superstar brother Michael and will be hitting bookstores across Canada on June 1st via critically acclaimed B.C. based children’s book publisher, Simply Read Books.

“Born and raised by “the most supportive, loving parents ever” alongside her big brother Michael and little sister Crystal in Burnaby, B.C., Brandee has always been passionate  about two things above all else: the ocean and family.


Having spent countless childhood summers aboard her father’s boat, Brandee’s imagination would run wild about the creatures of the Pacific. In spring 2014, her passions culminate with the release of O’Shae The Octopus – her debut children’s book that puts the spotlight on the enduring lessons and power of inclusivity, acceptance and love in a vibrant underwater setting.

Brandee Bublé grew up in Burnaby, BC, with her big brother Michael and little sister Crystal. The daughter of a fisherman, as a child Brandee spent many summers aboard her father’s boat, where she had plenty of time to let her imagination run wild about all the creatures that surrounded her. Brandee taught children with special needs for eight great years, where she discovered that she loved writing fun stories to keep her students engaged, often communicating with them through rhyme. Married to her high school sweetheart, Brandee is a stay-at-home mom to her two awesome kids, O’Shae and Jayde. She is crazy about her family, absolutely loves the ocean, and can be found most sunny days on her boat with her family and friends. O’Shae The Octopus is the first book in her One Of A Kind Books series.

A former special needs educator (who taught herself how to read and write braille!), today Brandee is a proud Vancouverite, stay-at-home mom of two and happy wife of her high school sweetheart. While her life has largely been charmed, it’s not been without struggles: diagnosed with dyslexia as a child, last year she saw her 9-year-old daughter diagnosed with the same. Her resolve to help others “stand tall and never be ashamed of the things that make them different” – and joy for storytelling as a way to communicate with kids – has only grown stronger.

“Whether it’s special needs or a learning disability, the color of our hair or the way we talk, we are all self-conscious about something and there will always be bullies,” says Brandee. “But that doesn’t mean you don’t belong. I wrote O’Shae The Octopus as a reminder to believe in yourself, embrace your differences, see how they can make you shine, and as proof to my children and myself that a ‘label’ shouldn’t stop you from reaching for the stars!”

Vivacious, thoughtful and infectiously warm-hearted, Brandee has select availability for feature interviews around the June 2014 release of O’Shae The Octopus to talk about:

What she’s learned from her big brother – pop music superstar Michael Bublé (who wrote the introduction to O’Shae!) – about ignoring the “haters,” doing your own thing, and taking pride in whatever it is you’re passionate about

The incredible lessons she’s learned from working with special needs students and being a stay-at-home mom: why empowering children to embrace their differences can produce extraordinary results

Her experience as a young woman diagnosed with – and now a parent dealing with – dyslexia, and how to not let whatever it is you’re insecure about define you or your dreams

Finding the silver lining: how our differences are gifts in disguise

Using her platform as a children’s book author to help parents and educators better understand the impact of bullying, and to foster strong support systems

O’Shae The Octopus is available for pre-order via Amazon, and will hit bookstore shelves around the world in June 2014.

Find Brandee on TwitterInstagram and at www.BrandeeBuble.com

World Poetry Media Proudly Presents Brandee Bublé’s Book Luanch!

10421434_10152910268359115_4533589348144516909_n10414539_10152910269974115_757776372953598276_nAriadne ‘s notes: Great thanks to Una Bruhn  (World Poetry Media)  on the left, who went to the launch, wrote the review and took the photos along with her husband Juergen. Brandee will be featured June 17th on the World Poetry Café Radio Show!



Book launch review by Una Bruhn, World Poetry Media.

“I had the privilege to represent World Poetry at the . . . Debut of
Brandee Bublé and her famous brother  and singer Michael, in celebration of
her children’s book O’Shea the Octopus . . . At Kids Books this evening.
(June 3rd)


Brandee was diagnosed with dyslexia as a child, and knows all too well
of the heart ache of wanting to belong.

She wrote the book O’Shea the Octopus, to teach and empower other’s
to believe in themselves, and to embrace their differences.

Her resolve to help others . . .“Stand tall and never be ashamed of the things
that make them different”.

A Wonderful easy read . . . with vibrant illustrations”.