X-Files fans now have a way to share their favorite alien-government conspiracy show with their kids without giving them nightmares. The X-Files children's book Earth Children Are Weird just came out, and it's a cuter, tamer version of its on-screen inspiration.

Announced back in March, the book imagines what Fox Mulder and Dana Scully would be like as youngsters. Though their relationship is a whole lot less antagonistic, Mulder is still a conspiracy theorist, and Scully still has a taste for rational scientific explanations. But in this version, they have backyard camp-outs (no funny business) and only reluctantly investigate the weird noises they hear outside the tent. Mulder seems more scared than curious this time around, but he may have a good reason …

The silly, strictly PG book is written for ages 8 and up, and may just rope in a whole new age range of Mulder and Scully shippers. We've included a few spreads to wet your whistle below.

Kim Smith, courtesy Quirk Books

Kim Smith, courtesy Quirk Books

Kim Smith, courtesy Quirk Books

The picture book is $13 on Amazon. Or, if you've got a hankering for more grown-up adventures of the X-Files gang, you could check out the new Audible series instead.