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 festivals visit the CWISL website



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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For  my ten top tips for writing a story  

click on the Catnip logo

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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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I'm also taking part in #BookPenPals where I will be sending a postcard a month to year 3, Cottesmore Academy, Oakham and

year5, Giraffes class, Marcham C of E Primary, Abingdon


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photo by Gianluca De Girolamo www.adshot.co.uk

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Cypress Dragons,  click on the logo above to  log in and visit your page.

Hyde School Dragons,  click on the logo above to  log in and visit your page.

World Book Day or should I say month is approaching fast, and I'm delighted to be visiting so many schools over the next couple of months - everything from a school round the corner  to Beijing. Perfect!

If you are looking for ideas on how to celebrate, and especailly if you like competitions and winning prizes, here are two that I found out about recently

Click on the  World Book Day logo link

to discover more about designing a

book token (WBD website)


or for writers why not enter a story

in the BBC Radio 2 500 words competition

Click on the 500 words logo to discover

more (BBC website)



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If you are looking to celebrate Chinese New Year, why not try a papercut pig to celebrate the year of the pig, Download the template on the Lao Lao of Dragon Mountain page.









For younger readers, why not read my book, 'This Little Piggy'

And then have a go at making a piggy mask. Download the template on my Early Years page


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