The Video Archive...

The Venture North Video Episode Archive!

This video section focuses on our popular Northwoods Reader segments. Several episodes feature a segment that showcases a regional book. So meet the faces behind the words and enjoy discovering some new books in the process! All the book videos have been compiled into one large playlist for your convenience. Time to read!

Navigating the segments is simple to do. There is a playlist located below the video player. Use the arrows above and below the playlist to cycle through the available segments. You can then click the segment you want to view in the playlist and you're on your way!

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Agate is a beautifully illustrated, sensitive story that incorporates color with a child's natural love of animals, especially this lovable moose.

2:09 min

Between the Waters

Historian Larry Luukkonen brings trail and travelers to life in a well-documented and illustrated account of early Minnesota history.

2:32 min

By the Ore Docks

By the Ore Docks presents a compelling, full-length history of the people who built this port city and struggled for both the growth of the city and the rights of their fellow workers.

2:15 min

Gunflint Cabin, The

The Gunflint Cabin tells of encounters with wildlife, foraging for berries, creative outhouse designs, baking bread, making repairs to the water system, the continual upkeep of cabin property, and much more.

2:05 min

Life Times Six

2:08 min

Lion's Share, The

The first of four Somali-English bilingual books featuring traditional Somali folktales, this handsome picture book tells a stark animal fable about the misuse of power.

2:22 min

Minnesota 150

Through surprising, little-known stories, Minnesota 150 explores how such intangibles as personal judgment, political climate, and popular taste can shape our view of the past.

3:29 min

Minnesota North Shore, The

These spectacular aerial and ground photographs show the beauty and unique quality of this lovely area.

2:08 min

Minnesota Open House

Minnesota Open House enables residents and visitors to make onsite studies of the region's most compelling buildings.

1:59 min

Monkey with a Tool Belt

Whether you need a beebersaw or a chisel, Chico Bon Bon's your monkey. He can build or fix just about anything!

2:26 min

Moving Waters

Moving Waters is a collection of Sam's essays and photos from his many canoeing adventures in the wilds of Northern Canada and Alaska.

2:13 min

Natural History and Geology Along the Superior Hiking Trail

This booklet is intended to help hikers appreciate the natural history made accessible by the Superior Hiking Trail.

2:20 min

Once Upon a Family

Even if you donít know American Sign Language, with Once Upon a Family you can teach your preschooler the signs for the most important people in his or her lifeófamily!

2:14 min

Owls of the North

This natural history guide covers the most amazing facts about owl biology, distribution and behavior.

2:16 min

Some Dog!

George is a lovable and dependable basset hound whose humans have always been happy to have him around. When a stray comes into their lives, though, things suddenly change.

2:02 min

Storm Codes

Storm Codes presents the sights and sounds of Great Lakes shipping in the late 1960s through seven-year-old Katy's story of hope and determination.

2:13 min

White Deer

Join Jeff and John for the first ever exploration in book form of the elusive, startling, white deer.

2:02 min

* Note: Due to Internet Explorer limitations, users who are using IE may experience a small flaw issue with the playlist. For some reason it doesn't display the first 3 segments fully by default. This is easily corrected by using the navigation arrow. It then corrects itself. We apologize for any inconveinence.