A READING WONDERLAND 2023

On View 11/18/23 – 1/3/24

Celebrate the 14th Anniversary of the Christmas Tree Forest presented by H-E-B, the Junior League of Corpus Christi and the Art Museum of South Texas!  The 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.

While on view through January 3, 2024, visitors are encouraged to vote for their favorite tree, either in person, on our social media 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 9, 10am – 3pm. Join us for H-E-B goodie bag giveaways, hands-on art activities, photos with Santa, live musical and dance performances, a food truck and more! 

The 2023 Christmas Tree Forest includes the following book themes and youth organizations. Click on each image to view it in closer detail.

Each of the 30 participating school groups selected an award-winning children’s book and were then asked to read and hand-craft decorations to reflect the book’s theme/characters. Please vote for the school group you feel met the criteria most successfully by clicking the link below. One vote per person per day, please

VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE TREE

 

A Bad Case of Stripes

Galvan ES
Robotics Club

The Cat in the Hat

Moody HS Senior Council

 

 

Charlotte’s Web

Sam Houston ES

 

 

 

Children Who Dance
in the Rain

School of Science & Technology – Elementary

 

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Windsor Park ES

 

A Color of His Own

King HS National Art Honor Society

 

 

 

 

Coraline

Arts After School Program, Garcia Arts & Ed Center

 

 

 

The Dirt Girl

Moody HS
Girl Scouts

 

 

 

 

The Dot

School of Science & Technology – Bayshore

 

 

 

 

Dragons Love Tacos

Houston ES Student Council

 

 

 

 

The Empanadas That Abuela Made

St. Pius X Catholic School

 

 

 

 

Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos

Metro E School of Design

 

 

 

 

The Gingerbread Man

H.O.S.T. Gap Co-Op

 

 

 

 

 

Goodnight Moon

Flour Bluff HS National Art Honor Society

 

 

 

 

The Hobbit

Seaside Christian Co-Op

 

 

 

 

 

The Jungle Book

St. Patrick School, K5 and 2nd Grade Class

 

 

The Legend of the Poinsettia

Los Encinos Elementary After School Care

 

The Little Engine That Could

King High School Student Council 

 

The Lorax

Coastal Bend Homeschoolers

 

 

A Monster Calls

AMSTeens Art Advisory Council

 

 

No, David!

Ray HS Art Department

 

 

 

 

The Polar Express

New York Life South Texas G.O. – Youth Outreach

 

 

 

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

W.B. Ray TexAnns

 

 

 

 

       A Series of               Unfortunate  Events

Corpus Christi Teen Homeschoolers

 

 

 

Sing With Me: The Story of Selena Quintanilla

Rose Shaw ES

 

 

 

SkippyJon Jones

Cub Scout Pack 65B

 

 

 

 

 

 

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly

Galvan ES Student Council

 

 

 

 

There’s a Nightmare in My Closet

Tuloso-Midway Intermediate School

 

 

 

 

 

What Do You Do With an Idea?

School of Science & Technology – CC College Prep

 

 

 

 

Where the Sidewalk Ends

Carroll HS National Art Honor Society

 

 

 

 

 

 

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