Publisher's Weekly 2016 Children's Starred Review Annual
If you haven't seen this, it's available online. You can download a pdf of it too (upper right link of the page):
"This year’s edition features 390 starred reviews of children’s and young adult books that published in 2016. Plus we talked to children's book editors about what it was like to work with authors who were their childhood heroes."
Also, here is the NYTimes "Notable Children’s Books of 2016"
An illustrator here in Dallas that I know (Terry Widener) got listed too! He's a great guy and we're all so glad he got featured in this list!
MY NAME IS JAMES MADISON HEMINGS
By Jonah Winter. Illustrated by Terry Widener.
40 pp. Schwartz & Wade Books. $17.99. (Picture book; ages 5 to 9)