I am reading both books right now (I am also reading Debbie Diller). The whole "program" sounds very exciting but I have some reservations. I have a very small room and limited resources. I don't know how each child could have his or her own book box because I definitely have storage issues. Also, the students really wouldn't have anywhere other than a desk to read at. I also do not have many (really only one or two) books on tape or CD. I was going to record some but my tape player does not have a microphone jack! And I guess my biggest concern is that my school is totally and completely focused on the state test results. Although the Daily 5 and CAFE sound great they are not "test prep" in the sense that my admin likes us to do. I am so tired of hearing and talking about the state test...I just want my students to develop a love of learning! So I guess the point of this post is can Daily 5 be used in a situation like mine?