As if we weren't excited enough simply to announce this year's fantastic winning titles, we're also running high on the lovely things people have been saying in reaction to the winners announcement. It makes us so thrilled to be able to spread some love to deserving authors and illustrators (and their publishers, too), and here's what some of them had to say on Twitter this weekend:
Scholastic Books, @Scholastic: Great news: @alayadj's THE SUMMER PRINCE was named YA Speculative Fiction book of 2013 in the @cybils Awards! #proud
Alaya Dawn Johnson, @alayadj: Wheeeeeeee!!!! My first award! I shall hold it close always!
And, from shortlisted author Laura Lam, @LR_Lam: Congratulations to The Summer Prince for winning the Cybils Speculative Fiction YA category! It was an honour to be shortlisted 🙂
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, @HMHKids: Congrats!! RT @ehardingnyc: Congrats to @amylvpoemfarm on her Cybil poetry award for FOREST HAS A SONG!
Albert Whitman & Co., @AlbertWhitman: Congratulations to author illustrator #DoshArcher Urgency Emergency: Big Bad Wolf is a Cybil award winner! http://bit.ly/1nyavn9 #awhitman
Scholastic Canada, @scholasticCDA: Congratulations to @Writerunrepeat! Ultra is the 2013 @cybils Middle Grade Fiction winner!
David Carroll, @Writerunrepeat: Thanks Michal! @mkapral: Ultra-great book by @Writerunrepeat: MT @MsYingling: Ultra is @Cybils Middle Grade WINNER!
Disney Hyperion, @DisneyHyperion: Hooray for @JonathanAStroud and THE SCREAMING STAIRCASE! @cybils http://bit.ly/1nyavn9
Jonathan Stroud, @JonathanAStroud: THRILLED to hear that The Screaming Staircase has won a 2013 Cybils award! Thank you! @cybils http://bit.ly/1lOo039 #Lockwood
Little, Brown School, @lbschool: @lbkids @itspeterbrown @cybils ♫ I got the eye of the tiger… Cause I am a champion, and you’re gonna hear me ROAR! ♫
Little, Brown Kids, @lbkids: ROAR! Congratulations @itspeterbrown's MR. TIGER GOES WILD, the 2013 @cybils winner for Fiction Picture Book! http://ow.ly/i/4BhGX
Peter Brown, @itspeterbrown: @lbkids @cybils Woohoo!!! Fist pump!!!
Helaine Becker, @helainebecker: Cybils: Best STEM Children’s Books of 2013 http://bit.ly/1nyIqw1 #kidlit #science #publishing #learn
From finalist John David Anderson, @anderson_author: Thanks to the blogger-readers for making SIDEKICKED a @cybils Award finalist, and thanks to @celialarsen for the nom!