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The X-Files: Earth Children Are Weird

By Darienne Stewart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Cute but thin picture book inspired by sci-fi TV series.

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Grown-up fans of the sci-fi classic The X-Files will get a kick out of sharing this decent picture book with young future fans, but unfortunately it isn't nearly as clever or engaging as the TV show. The X-Files: Earth Children Are Weird bears only a superficial connection to its namesake, though it's a fine enough scare-debunking story for very young kids (who won't be ready for Scully and Mulder's grown-up adventures for many years).

Kim Smith's charming illustrations capture the coziness -- and spookiness! -- of backyard camping. Attentive kids may spot the UFO in the opening pages, and they'll know the truth that's out there before the campers discover it. Some sensitive children might be upset by the surprise unmasking of aliens, so adults may want to peek at the end before reading it aloud.

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