A READING WONDERLAND 2022

On View 11/19/22 – 12/14/22

Celebrate the 13th 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 14th, 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 10, 10am – 3pm. Join us for H-E-B goodie bag giveaways, hands-on art activities, photos with Santa, live musical and dance performances, food trucks and more! 

The 2022 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

Beautiful Oops!

Written by Barney Salltzberg
Illustrated by Ed Young

Seale Junior
High School

 

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Written by Roald Dahl

Elementary Gifted & Talented Program, Robstown ISD

 

 

 

Christmas Cookies

Written by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Illustrated by Jane Dyer

Incarnate Word Academy Elementary

 

 

 

COCO

Written by RH Disney

Galvan Elementary School Student Council

 

 

The Color Monster

Written by Anna Llenas

School of Science & Technology – Bayshore

 

 

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Written by Jeff Kinney

Ray High School Student Council

 

 

 

Extra Yarn

Written by Mac Barnett
Illustrated by Jon Klassen

FMC Stem Academy

 

 

 

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Written by Parragon Books

School of Science & Technology – Early Elementary

 

 

Green Eggs and Ham

Written by Dr. Seuss

Sam Houston Elementary School Student Council

 

 

 

How The Grinch Stole Christmas

Written and
Illustrated by Dr. Seuss

Gap Co-op

 

 

Harold and the Purple Crayon

Written by Crockett Johnson

Aransas Pass High School

 

 

 

The Hundred and One Dalmatians

Written by Dodie Smith
Illustrated by Alex T. Smith

Dawson Elementary School Pre-K Class

 

 

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

Written by Laura Numeroff
Illustrated by Felicia Bond

Ray High School
Art Department

 

 

 

James and the Giant Peach

Written by Roald Dahl
Illustrated by Quentin Black

Diversity Co-op

 

 

 

The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe

Written by C.S Lewis
Illustrated by Pauline Baynes

Sanders Elementary School

 

 

 

Little Women

Written by Louisa May Alcott

The Traveling Library CCTX

 

 

The Magic Boots

Adapted by Scott Emerson
Illustrated by Howard Post

St. Patrick School,

Second Grade

 

Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

Written and Illustrated
by Dr. Seuss

King High School Student Council 

 

 

Old Macdonald Had a Farm

Written by Golden Books
Illustrated by  Anne Kennedy

Corpus Christi 4H

 

 

Olivia

Written by Ian Falconer

Skidmore-Tynan High School
Art Club

 

 

Percy Jackson and the Olympians

Written by Rick Riordan

St. Pius X Catholic School

 

 

 

Peter Pan

Written by J.M. Barrie

Mary Carroll High School

 

 

 

The Rainbow Fish

Written by Marcus Pfister

Most Precious Blood Catholic School

 

 

 

  The Secret Garden

Written by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Kaffie Middle School
Art Club

 

 

Tales Of A Fourth Grade Nothing

Written by Judy Blume

Galvan Elementary School Robotics Club

 

 

The Velveteen Rabbit

Written by Margery Williams
Illustrated by William Nicholson

Metro/Miller High School Spirit Club

 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Written by Eric Carle

Seashore Middle Academy

 

 

Where The Wild Things Are

Written by Maurice Sendak

Antonio E. Garcia Arts & Education Center, Arts After School Program

 

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Written by L. Frank Baum

Windsor Park Elementary School Art Club

 

 

You Matter

Written by Christian Robinson

Metro Elementary School of Design

 

 

 

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