Hello and welcome to the website of

Margaret Bateson-Hill

author and storyteller

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I am a member of Children’s Writers and Illustrators for Stories and Literacy

For more info please contact cwislenquiries@hotmail.com

or visit the CWISL website www.cwisl.org.uk

For news about the CWISL writing festival held at London South Bank University visit the ShoutSouth! website www.shoutsouth.org.uk


I am a member of Tall Tales Big Moves -  a dance theatre project taking place in Thanet, East Kent, and around the UK, combining dance, drama, creative writing, storytelling ...

Click on the logo to visit the Tall Tales website www.talltalesbigmoves.co.uk

For more info on Sea Story visit www.seastory.co.uk

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Read my tips for encouraging reluctant readers


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Looking for  a Patron of Reading in your school?

I am available at present - and will consider anywhere in the UK.

Do contact me if you are interested in discovering more.

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Check out some great art work made by students  as part of World Book Day celebrations by reading my latest blog post

Welcome to my website where you can explore my books, and find out about me ,  

You'll find videos, blogs, soundcloud recordings,  downloadable resources,  information about school visits and dates of my public events (including my Horniman storytelling dates.)

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What an amazing couple of weeks!

Thank you to Cambridge International School, Moscow, for making me feel so welcome.

Check out my blog for some of their fantastic dragons.


I then went to Bologna for the international children's book fair and met some inspirational publishers who are committed to diversity and inclusivity. Do check out my own publisher Alanna Books and

Tiny Owl and Lantana Books


Finally I spoke at the Federation of Children's Book Group Conference.

What an wonderful  group of teachers, librarians and people who love (and know) children's books and where my publisher, Anna Mc Quinn completely surprised me  by presenting me with  a wonderful gift (a dragon sitting on books!) to celebrate 20 years of Lao Lao of Dragon Mountain.

Here is a blog review of my session at the conference www.northsomersetteachersbookaward.com


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