The January 2010 issue of Book Links features Lasting Connections of 2009, a "list of the 30 picture books, novels, and nonfiction books that most effectively connect to the K–8 curriculum." Some of these titles have been reviewed here. They include:
- If America Were a Village: A Book About the People of the United States, written by David J. Smith and illustrated by Shelagh Armstrong - Read my review.
- Yellowstone Moran: Painting the American West, written and illustrated by Lita Judge - Read my review.