February 10, 1898|
Worcester, Massachusetts, U.S.
December 1977 (aged 79)|
|Education||School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston|
|Notable awards||Caldecott Medal, 1948, 1950|
Hildegard Woodward (1898–1977) was the author and illustrator of many children's books, two of which were awarded a Caldecott Honor. Woodward's art was not restricted to children's books; her portfolio includes numerous works of fiction and humor for adults. Although most noted for her watercolor illustrations, she painted in oil and  was a children's portrait artist.
She began to lose her sight in the 1960, but didn’t stop painting. When she went blind she developed a method of "painting by touch".
Woodward never married or had children. She died in December 1977 in Connecticut.
- Little World-Children (Ginn, 1928) — written by Elizabeth Ellis Scantlebury
- The Blue Teapot: Sandy Cove Stories (The Macmillan Company, 1931) — written by Alice Dalgliesh
- P-Penny and His Little Red Cart (Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co., 1934) — written by Amy Wentworth Stone
- Everyday Children (Oxford University Press, 1935)
- In Storyland (Lothrop, Lee and Shepard Co., 1936) — written by Ruth Irma Low
- Here's Juggins (Lothrop, Lee and Shepard, 1936) — written by Amy Wentworth Stone
- Little Miss Capo (Macmillan, 1937) — written by Frances Gaither
- Exploring New Fields (Houghton Mifflin Company, 1938) — written by Beryl Parker; Julia M Harris; Hildegard Woodward; P O Palmstrom
- It Happened in England (Albert Whitman, 1939) — written by Marian King
- The Chosen Baby (Carrick and Evans, 1939) — written by Valentina Pavlovna Wasson
- Yammy Buys a Bicycle (Albert Whitman & Co, 1940) — written by Bernice Morgan Bryant
- Jared's Blessing (Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1942)
- Roundabout, Another Sandy Cove Story (Macmillan, 1942) — written by Alice Dalgliesh
- Round Robin (Charles Scribner's Sons, 1943) — written by Lavinia R. Davis
- Country Neighborhood (The Macmillan Company, 1944) — written by Elizabeth Jane Coatsworth
- Roger and the Fox (Doubleday & Co., 1947) — written by Alice Dalgliesh; 1948 Caldecott Honor
- Christmas: A Book of Stories Old and New (Charles Scribner's Sons, 1950) — Written by Alice Dalgliesh
- The Wild Birthday Cake (Doubleday and Company, 1949) — Written by Lavinia R Davis; 1950 Caldecott Honor
- Philippe's Hill (Doubleday, 1950) — written by Lee Kingman
- Summer Is Fun (Doubleday, 1951) — written by Lavinia R. Davis
- Danny's Luck (Doubleday, Jan 1, 1953) — written by Lavinia R. Davis
- The Wonderful Story of How You Were Born (Hanover House, 1953) — written by Sidonie Matsne Gruenberg
- America Travels (Macmillan, 1961) — written by Alice Dalgliesh
- The House On Grandfather's Hill (Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1961)
- Time Was Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1962)
- Fruit is Ripe for Timothy (Young Scott Book, 1963) — written by Alice Rothschild
- "Caldecott Medal & Honor Books, 1938-Present". ala.org.
- "Hildegard Woodward". artoftheprint.com.
- "Hildegarde H. Woodward: Autumn River Oil Painting (item #82130)". trocadero.com.
- "USM de Grummond Collection - HILDEGARD WOODWARD PAPERS". usm.edu.
- "ArchiveGrid : Hildegard Woodward Papers 1947-1964". worldcat.org.
- Jeffrey, Angie (August 30, 2005). "Woodward mural keeps her memory alive". The News-Times.
- "Little world-children". worldcat.org.
- Woodward on Kirkus Reviews
- Twenty-seventh annual exhibition of painting: October the fifth through October the twenty-sixth, 1930
- Hildegard H. Woodward at Library of Congress Authorities, with 12 catalog records (primarily previous page of browse report, under 'Woodward, Hildegard, 1898–' without '1977')