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


*Voting has ended for the 2022 contest. Check our social media accounts for the top 3 winners by 1pm on 12/15/22.

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





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




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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