Reading to children is so important. The more they are read to, the better their overall speech and language skills, academic performance, and concentration are. There is hardly one more important thing you can do to prepare your children for school. Children's brains soak up stories at a very critical point in life. B.J. Novak, the lovable "Ryan" from The Office, is also a best-selling author. His children's books are popular and very unique. When he decides to read to this New York classroom, they don't know quite what to expect when he tells them there are no pictures in his book. However, we soon see that they don't quite mind.