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In Conversation with Linda K Phelps, Author of Adventures of the Johnny Pocket Band: The Battle of the Bands


Hey there!

Our guest today is Linda K Phelps, debut author of a brand NEW children’s book Adventures of the Johnny Pocket Band: The Battle of the Bands, a middle-grade book that talks about anxiety and educates kids and teaches them how to manage their emotions.

In our exciting interview, a Certified Nutrition Counselor and teacher Linda K Phelps shares her character Johnny and his band members are nervous about their musical performance at an event in high school. with her readers to offer strategies on how to cope with anxiety, we highly recommend this book to combat anxiety and worry in kids of all ages!



Learn more about the Author

Linda PhelpsLinda Phelps is a children’s author, teacher, and Certified Nutrition Counselor. she lives in Chico, California with her husband Dave and near her two grown Sons. In her first book, Adventures of the Johnny Pocket Band, Linda retells some of the best moments from her time as Bandmom.
Linda is available for School and Library visits where she offers book reading and lively, interactive sessions with students Grades 3 – 7.


Learn more about Linda and her books by visiting:

Her Website:
Facebook: Adventures of the Johnny Pocket Band


Adventures of the Johnny Pocket Band: The Battle of the Bands

Adventures of the Johnny Pocket Band: The Battle of the BandsJohnny and his Brother Drummer Boy are excited to compete in the Battle of the Bands. They have 2 months to get the Band prepared, but everyone is nervous because this event will be held at the High School. Drummer Boy is still in sixth grade while Johnny, Shred and LuLu Belle have just started at the Middle School. Johnny has promised himself that he will conquer his anxiety this year and start having fun. With the help of his friends he just might make it.


Adventures of the Johnny Pocket Band: The Battle of the Bands is now available on Amazon!


In this episode of the Reading with Your Kids Podcast, you’ll hear:

  • Introduction to an award-winning children’s books author, Linda Phelps
  • Her brand New book Adventures of the Johnny Pocket Band: The Battle of the Bands
  • What inspired Linda to become a children’s author?
  • What has been her reader’s reactions to her book?
  • What kind of discussion families can have after reading Johnny Pocket Band?
  • Where this series of Johnny Pocket Band may or may not go?
  • What is Linda currently working on, her future projects and much more…Be sure to tune in for all the great insights!


A big Thank you to Linda Phelps for doing this interview! We’re so cheerful to pass on her amazing book to our listeners and we hope you’ll check out more of her books in the future!


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