The X-Files: Earth Children Are Weird
Illustrated by Kim Smith
age 5 to 8
Synopsis from Quirk Books:
Best pals Dana (Scully) and Fox (Mulder) have pitched a tent in the backyard for a sleepover. But the night is full of strange sounds, lights, and shadows. Surely there’s a rational, scientific explanation for everything . . . or is there? With beautiful illustrations of pint-sized Dana and Fox, this humorous and not-scary-at-all story will introduce the cult TV show to an entire new generation of fans.
I love when I can bring my interests into my children’s lives, especially a little pop culture. When I saw The X-Files: Earth Children are Weird I had to have it. For myself and my kids (even they’re beyond the reading age of this picture book.
The simple story taps into the characters of the X-Files series but as children. The idea that your senses can be tricked based on your mindset is a great underlining element of this story, whether your kids know the X-Files show or not. The backyard fun leads to a somewhat expected scenario but the illustrator does a great job hitting you with yet another surprise right at the end. A great addition to your pop culture collection of comics, POPs, and retro toys at home.
You can get an inside peek at this book in the following video review, published within our Picture Book playlist:
Additional Reading: Burt’s Way Home.
You can find a copy of The X-Files. Earth Children are Weird from Quirk Books Canada or your local bookstore. Visit our Kid’s Books section for other great book recommendations.