Celebrate the 12th Anniversary of the Christmas Tree Forest presented by H-E-B, the Junior League of Corpus Christi and the Art Museum of South Texas!  This year’s theme of A Reading Wonderland gives students, teachers and families in the Corpus Christi area the opportunity to foster a love of reading and to promote critical thinking and creativity through exploration of award-winning literature and illustrations.

On view through December 15th, the trees and decorations are donated to area families in need to enjoy for the remainder of the holiday season. While on view, visitors are encouraged to vote for their favorite tree, either in person or here on our website (see below FMI); H-E-B gift cards will be awarded to the 3 trees with the most votes.

A FREE FAMILY DAY event will be held on December 11, 10am – 3pm. Join us for H-E-B goodie bag giveaways, Art-to-Go kits, photos with Buddy the Elf and Santa cut-outs, live musical and dance performances, food trucks and more! 

The 2021 Christmas Tree Forest includes the following book themes and youth organizations. Click on each image to view it in closer detail.

Voting is closed for this year’s contest.

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Written by Lewis Carroll
Illustrated by Sir John Tenniel

Kaffie Middle School
Art Club




Written and Illustrated by
Christian Robinson

Skidmore-Tynan High School
Art Club



A Bear Called Paddington

Written by Michael Bond
Illustrated by Peggy Fortnum

Middle School




Beauty and the Beast

Written by Teddy Slater
Illustrated by Ric Gonzalez,
Ron Dias

Oak Park
Elementary School



A Charlie Brown Christmas

Written by Charles M. Schulz
Illustrated by Vicki Scott

Arts After School Program, 
Garcia Arts &
Education Center



Charlotte’s Web

Written by E.B. White
Illustrated by Garth Williams

Seashore Middle Academy




Chicka Chicka
Boom Boom

Written by Bill Martin Jr.,
John Archambault
Illustrated by Lois Ehlert

John F. Kennedy
Elementary School


Cloudy with a Chance
of Meatballs

Written by Judi Barrett
Illustrated by Ronald Barrett

Elementary Gifted & Talented Program, Robstown ISD



The Day the Crayons Quit

Written by Drew Daywalt
Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers

School of Science & Technology – Bayshore



Dragons Love Tacos

Written by Adam Rubin
Illustrated by Daniel Salmieri

Miller High School Yearbook




The Gingerbread Man

Written and Illustrated by Gail Yerrill

Miller High School
Sophomore Council




Giraffes Can’t Dance

Written by Giles Andreae
Illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees

Galvan Elementary School Student Council



Go, Dog, Go

Written and Illustrated by
P.D. Eastman

Galvan Elementary School Robotics Club



Harry Potter and the
Sorcerer’s Stone

Written by J.K. Rowling

Corpus Christi 4H




I Like Myself

Written by Karen Beaumont
Illustrated by David Catrow

RA Hall Elementary School,
1st Grade



I’m Not Just a Scribble

Written and Illustrated
by Diane Alber

Homeschool Art



The Legend of the Poinsettia

Written and Illustrated
by Tomie dePaola

Incarnate Word Academy Elementary



The Little Mermaid

Written by Michael Teitelbaum
Illustrated by Sue DiCicco





The Lorax

Written and Illustrated
by Dr. Seuss

Solomon Coles
High School



The Magic Paintbrush

Written by Julia Donaldson
Illustrated by Joel Stewart

Ray High School
Art Department



The Mixed Up Chameleon

Written and Illustrated
by Eric Carle

Ray High School Student Council



Mr. Popper’s Penguins

Written by Richard Atwater
Illustrated by Florence Atwater

Classical Conversations Calallen



The Nightmare
Before Christmas

Adapted by Golden Books
Illustrated by Jeannette Arroyo

Adkins Middle School Art Club



Not a Box

Written and Illustrated
by Antoinette Portis

St. James
Episcopal School



Pete the Cat

Written by Eric Litwin
Illustrated by Kimberly Dean

School of Science & Technology – Corpus Christi



The Phantom Tollbooth

Written by Norton Juster
Illustrated by Jules Feiffer

Carroll High School National Art Honor Society


The Polar Express

Written by Chris Van Allsburg

Sam Houston Elementary School



Sing with Me: The Story of Selena Quintanilla

Written by Diana López
Illustrated by Teresa Martinez

Windsor Park Elementary School Art Club

Wabi Sabi

Written by Mark Reibstein
Illustrated by Ed Young

Seale Junior
High School


Winnie the Pooh

By A.A. Milne

Baker Middle School
Art Department




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