Adventerra Games North America Giveaway


Announcing the Adventerra Games Summer Essentials #Giveaway – We’re celebrating summertime by giving away an eco-friendly tote bag and one of our games or puzzles to one winner. When people use reusable bags, it eliminates plastic or paper bags, which conserves resources and avoids litter. That’s something we can get behind! This Summer Giveaway ends 8/23/21. Enter now and check out our games and puzzles on Amazon at:

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Pretzel Rods Recipe – Blaze and the Monster Machines: The Case of the Treat Thief

You can take a break and enjoy a tasty pretzel treat at the same time, courtesy of everyone’s favorite monster truck! With the upcoming release of Blaze and the Monster Machines: The Case of the Treat Thief, available on DVD July 27, kids can enjoy can enjoy delicious candy-sprinked pretzel rods to keep them satisfied this summer! 

Available on DVD July 27, 2021
LOS ANGELES–June 22, 2021–Blaze and his monster machine friends are racing to solve the case of their lives in the brand-new DVD, Blaze and the Monster Machines: The Case of the Treat Thief, arriving on July 27, 2021. Preschoolers can join Blaze and his friends as they set out on action-packed adventures to stop the thief and recover all the stolen treats, tell amazing stories, make new friends and more! The Blaze and the Monster Machines: The Case of the Treat Thief DVD from Paramount Home Entertainment and Nickelodeon Home Entertainment is available for the suggested retail price of $10.99.

Blaze and the Monster Machines: The Case of the Treat Thief episodes:

  • The Treat Thief
  • Blazing Amazing Stories
  • Toy Trouble!
  • Officer Blaze

Blaze and the Monster Machines: The Case of the Treat Thief synopsis:
Blaze and AJ join the police department and make a new friend, Officer Anna. When Officer Blaze gets his biggest case yet, Officer Anna helps Blaze set out to stop the treat thief and recover every stolen treat. Plus, join Blaze and AJ while they tell stories about police, cowboys, and superheroes—all starring Blaze and his friends!

Blaze and the Monster Machines: The Case of the Treat Thief fast facts:
Street Date: July 27, 2021
Catalog: 1000802873 (US), 1000802866 (CN)
Running Time: 1 hr 32 min
Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French 2.0 Dolby Digital, Spanish 2.0 Dolby Digital
US M.S.R.P.: $10.99
CN M.S.R.P.: $12.99




The Unofficial Hogwarts Cookbook for Kids: 50 Magically Simple, Spellbinding Recipes for Young Witches and Wizards

Calling all young Potterheads! Make magic in the kitchen with easy, friendly recipes designed for kid chefs and inspired by the Harry Potter series.

Introducing The Unofficial Hogwarts Cookbook for Kids: 50 Magically Simple, Spellbinding Recipes for Young Witches and Wizards [978-1-64604-181-7; $17.95; Ulysses Press; Au- gust 2021], a new hardcover cookbook packed with 50 delicious recipes, easy step-by-step instructions, and spellbinding full-col- or photographs.

Perfect for any young fan of Harry Potter, The Unofficial Hogwarts Cookbook for Kids by Alana Al-Hatlani will have as- piring witches and wizards brewing potions, baking stellar treats, and cooking creative dishes in no time. From breakfast all the way to dessert, this book makes any meal or snack extra special (and educational!), with recipes like:

Rock Cakes

Granola Bars “Owl Food” Magic Star Fruit Salad Pumpkin Pasties Cauldron Cakes

Acid Lollipops


Sticky Toffee Pudding Butterscotch Beer, and much more!

The Unofficial Hogwarts Cookbook for Kids is the perfect primer to get the young chefs-in-training active in the kitchen with their parents. As a family, you’ll have fun learning cooking terms and kitchen skills with recipes that range in complexity so that all kid chefs and their potions masters (or parents) can whip up something amazing.

“With The Unofficial Hogwarts Cookbook for Kids, you’ll find magical, fantastical recipes inspired by what students might eat in the Great Hall at Hogwarts, plus some other meal ideas that witches and wizards-in-training might eat at other magic schools around the world. After all, there’s only so much meat pie a kid can handle!” author Alana Al-Hatlani said. “If you are just start- ing out in the kitchen, you can begin with some of the recipes

in the Snacks and Small Treats section, as well as in the Drinks section, and make sure to read through the helpful advice for beginner cooks.”

Bring the wizarding world into your kitchen with The Unofficial Hogwarts Cookbook for Kids!

by Alana Al-Hatlani

Ulysses Press

Hardcover; August 24, 2021

ISBN: 978-1-64604-181-7

$17.95; 7.5 x 9.25; 128 pages

Available on Amazon   

About the Author

Alana Al-Hatlani is a baker by morning and food writer by night. Her writing has appeared in Saveur, Eater, the Seattle Times, the Seattle Weekly, and the Independent. She is a cake-stand collector, a very compet- itive bowler, and Great British Bake-Off zealot. She started baking as soon as she could reach the counter with a step stool and hasn’t left the kitchen since. Alana holds a BA in journalism from New York University and a pastry degree from the Seattle Culinary Academy. To see more of her baking or writing, visit

About Ulysses Press

Named one of Publishers Weekly’s “fastest-growing small publishers,” Ulysses Press is reinventing the rela- tionship between reader, author, and publisher. Beyond market-driven, Ulysses Press focuses on highly target- ed niche groups that aren’t being offered the books they want by the big, corporate-owned publishing houses. As pop culture changes at the speed of the internet, books have a powerful role to play in the interconnected world. Above all other media, books offer readers a trusted source for information and a vital escape from our highly connected, digital world.

About Pacific & Court

Pacific & Court is a Brooklyn-based boutique publicity and digital marketing company specializing in promoting independent authors and book publishers. Together, the P&C team has over 30 years of experience publishing, promoting, and marketing best-selling books. Focusing on heavily tested and proven PR and marketing meth- ods, P&C will reach the exact audience that will be receptive to your unique book. Follow P&C on social media @pacificandcourt.




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5 Ways to Create an Outstanding Home Office

During the course of the pandemic, many people had to work from home. At first, when we thought it was temporary, we were all happy to set up on the kitchen table. Now, as people have gotten into the rhythm of working from home, the idea of going back to the office seems alien. So, now is a great time to create your own home office space that will make sure you never have to use the kitchen table again.

tookapic  from Pixabay


Desk Space

If you don’t have an entire room that you can dedicate to an office, we have good news. All you need is an alcove. There are millions of people who are short of space and we have seen some creative uses of tiny spaces. From folding desks to cupboards under the stairs, people are using every possible space to fit a desk.


Attic Changes

If you have an attic that is used for storing stuff, it could be a good idea to invest in a conversion. Having a conversion like this can add a huge amount of value to your home as well as giving you the extra space that you need. You will need to get a builder who can talk you through everything from spray foam insulation contractors to where the new stairs can go. This can be a big job but it offers massive rewards.


Summer House

If you know anything about some of the greatest authors in history, you will know that many of them hid in the garden shed to get their work done. Roald Dahl had a writing hut at the bottom of his garden where he worked everyday. You don’t need to hide in the shed, but you could create an outdoor space. This is practically useful if you have no room in the house but your back garden is big. Your home office in the garden can be wired for electricity if you choose the right structure. 


The Spare Room

If you are lucky enough to have a spare room, this is the ideal place to put your office. Not only is it indoors but it will need very little work to get it up and running. You may also get a better wifi signal in the house than the garden. If you are on a budget, antique and second hand shops have a huge selection of furniture that can be easily upcycled into a functional piece. 


The Garage

How many people actually use their garage to park their car? There is a good chance that there is a lot of space in your garage that can be put to better use. Sectioning off a section to create an office and storage for your work files is easily achieved. You could even put up a plasterboard wall to help give you some privacy while you work. There is also a good chance that there are electric sockets available for you to use in the garage so you won’t need to add anything other than a wifi booster.

DreamWorks Animation Debuts Season 4 Trailer for Madagascar: A Little Wild Featuring Alanis Morissette

All-new Adventures Await the Zoo Crew Pals in
Madagascar: A Little Wild Season 4 Trailer
Grammy® Award Winner Alanis Morissette guest stars

DreamWorks Madagascar: A Little Wild is back with an adorable new season August 6 on Peacock and Hulu! In season four, fearless pals Alex, Marty, Melman and Gloria are back with even bigger adventures in their concrete jungle of New York City. This season features special guest star Grammy® Award Winner Alanis Morissette as “Starlene” a talented hermit crab with stage fright. Check out the season 4 trailer below!

Loveable foursome Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe and Gloria the Hippo steal the show in Madagascar: A Little Wild, executive produced by Johanna Stein (Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny). Capturing the iconic personalities of each of the four dynamos, Madagascar: A Little Wild showcases the team as kids residing in their rescue habitat at the Central Park Zoo. They might be small, but like everybody who lands in New York City, these little guys have big dreams and Madagascar: A Little Wild will follow all of their adventures.

Just Announced – Superman & Lois: The Complete First Season – Soaring Onto Blu-ray & DVD October 19, 2021

#1 Premiere on The CW This Season
With Adults 18-49
Superman & Lois:
The Complete First Season
Contains New Extended Versions of All 15 Episodes from the Exciting First Season
Soaring onto Shelves on Blu-ray™ & DVD
October 19, 2021
BURBANK, CA (July 21, 2021) – Superman saves the world, and saves his family when Superman & Lois: The Complete First Season releases on Blu-ray and DVD on October 19, 2021 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Featuring never-before-seen extended versions of all 15 action-packed episodes from the first season, plus bonus features, Superman & Lois: The Complete First Season is priced to own at $24.98 SRP for the DVD ($29.98 in Canada) and $29.98 SRP for the Blu-ray ($39.99 in Canada), which includes a Digital Copy (U.S. only). Superman & Lois: The Complete First Season is also available to own on Digital via purchase from digital retailers and to stream exclusively on HBO Max starting August 20, 2021.
After years of facing super-villains, monsters, and alien invaders intent on wiping out the human race, one of the world’s greatest super heroes (Tyler Hoechlin) and comic books’ most famous journalist (Elizabeth Tulloch) come face to face with one of their greatest challenges ever – dealing with all the stress, pressures and complexities that come with being working parents!
With Blu-ray’s unsurpassed picture and sound, Superman & Lois: The Complete First Season Blu-ray release will include 1080p Full HD Video with DTS-HD Master Audio for English 5.1. Featuring all 15 episodes from the first season in high definition, as well as a digital code of the season (available in the U.S. only).
Superman & Lois stars Tyler Hoechlin (Supergirl, Arrow), Elizabeth Tulloch (Supergirl, Grimm), Jordan Elsass (Little Fires Everywhere), Alex Garfin (New Amsterdam), Erik Valdez (Graceland), Inde Navarrette (13 Reasons Why), Wolé Parks (All American), Adam Rayner (Tyrant), with Dylan Walsh (Blue Bloods), and Emmanuelle Chriqui (Entourage). Based on the DC characters, and Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, the series was developed by Greg Berlanti (Arrow, The Flash, Batwoman, Supergirl) and Todd Helbing (The Flash, Black Sails), who executive produce alongside Sarah Schechter (All American, Riverdale), Geoff Johns (Titans, DC’s Stargirl, Wonder Woman) and David Madden (Kung Fu, Save the Last Dance).
  • Superman: Alien Spirit
  • Superman and Lois Legacy of Hope
  • Never Alone: Heroes and Allies
  • DC FanDome Panel: Superman & Lois
  1. Pilot
  2. Heritage
  3. The Perks of Not Being a Wallflower
  4. Haywire
  5. The Best of Smallville
  6. Broken Trust
  7. Man of Steel
  8. Holding the Wrench
  9. Loyal Subjekts
  10. O Mother, Where Art Thou?
  11. A Brief Reminiscence In-Between Cataclysmic Events
  12. Through the Valley of Death
  13. Fail Safe
  14. The Eradicator
  15. Last Sons of Krypton
Superman & Lois: The Complete First Season available to own on Digital. Digital purchase allows consumers to instantly stream and download all episodes to watch anywhere and anytime on their favorite devices. Digital movies and TV shows are available from various digital retailers including Amazon Video, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu and others.
Street Date: October 19, 2021
Order Due Date: September 7, 2021
BD and DVD Presented in 16×9 widescreen format
Running Time: Feature: Approx 705 min
Enhanced Content: Approx 85 min
Price: $24.98 SRP ($29.98 in Canada)
3-Discs (3 DVD-9s)
Audio – English (5.1)
Subtitles – English SDH
Price: $29.98 SRP ($39.99 in Canada)
3-Discs (3 BD-50s)
Audio – DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 – English
BD Subtitles – English SDH

Pokémon UNITE Available Now on Nintendo Switch

Fans can experience Pokémon’s first strategic team battle game, Pokémon UNITE, available now for Nintendo Switch systems. The Pokémon Company International has also shared a new launch trailer for prospective battlers on the official Pokémon UNITE YouTube channel.
Today also marks the launch of Pokémon UNITE’s first season, “Welcome to Aeos Island!” Players can unlock rewards through the in-game battle pass by completing both daily and weekly missions. Additionally, players who purchase the premium pass can earn exclusive prizes.
Pokémon UNITE will become available in September 2021 on mobile devices. Cross-platform play between Nintendo Switch and mobile devices will come later, which will allow players on both platforms to compete against and play with each other.
Timed with Pokémon UNITE’s release on Nintendo Switch, players will be able to enjoy the game’s first season, “Welcome to Aeos Island!” The season battle pass will feature many rewards, ranging from in-game currency to Holowear. Players will need to complete both daily and weekly missions throughout the season to raise their battle pass level and receive rewards based on that level. Additionally, players who purchase the premium pass will have the chance to earn even more rewards, including the Holowear Hip-Hop Style: Pikachu and Captain Style: Cinderace.

Pokémon UNITE will become available in September 2021 on mobile devices. Cross-platform play between Nintendo Switch and mobile devices is planned, which will allow players on both platforms to battle together and against one another. Additionally, if you log in using your Nintendo Account or Pokémon Trainer Club account, you’ll be able to use your game data on any device. Pokémon UNITE is free-to-start, with optional in-game purchases available.

The Benefits Of Seeking Legal Help After An Accident

After an accident, there are all sorts of things to sort out. Not only will an accident put a hold on your life due to medical appointments and recovery. But, you will also likely need to make a claim if it wasn’t your fault. Making claims and seeking medical help can be a lengthy process, especially if you don’t get the right help. Thus, seeking legal support after an accident will help speed up the process and find you the best resolution. If you are often questioning what the benefits of legal help are, here’s more. 

Image by Claim Accident Services from Pixabay 


Assist you with your court process

Getting expert representation for personal injury cases will help you when you get to court. They will help you display and gather evidence, which will help with your case and help you get the support you need. They will likely help you get compensation too, which you likely deserve if the accident is not your fault. 


If you attend a court hearing without a legal representative, it may be difficult to fight your case. An expert will know the laws and how to work the judge in your favour. 


To help you get back on track

After an accident, you might be suffering from physical and mental health. Either way, you will not be on track with your life. Your quality of life will be hindered in some way. 


Thus, getting legal help will help you get back on track sooner. You can deal with recovery while they deal with your claim. They will work on the case with you instead of you having to deal with everything yourself. 


While you are attending medical appointments, they could be gathering evidence and contacting the compensation team. They will help speed the process up and get a resolution quicker so that you can get back on track


Ensure that you handle the case correctly

It can be common for those involved in an accident to blame themselves. At the time of the accident, they may feel embarrassed and obliged to admit it was their fault. However, this will not help your case, especially if it wasn’t your fault. A legal representative will always ensure that you don’t admit fault after an accident. 


With legal help, you can ensure that your case will be handled correctly. They will assist you with the right things to say in order to get the best results. 


They will help with filing the report

Filing a report can be difficult with legal help. You may not know where to go and who to speak to. 


However, if you hand the case and evidence over to a legal team, they will know exactly where to go and where to get you the best help. They will file the claim as quickly as possible once they have their head around the case and the right evidence, which will speed up the process. 


Help with your insurance policy

Seeking legal help will ensure that you look over your insurance policies in fine detail, which will help you get the best possible outcome for your case. 


For instance, if you are involved in a car accident that wasn’t your fault, a legal team will look over the policy details and see what your insurance covers and what it does not. This will ensure that you get the insurance you have paid for and see what cover you are entitled to. 


Get help with signing documents

There will be lots of documents involved with an accident claim. From health reports to witness statements, there will be a lot to sign and hand over to the court to file your claim. 


If you sign a document with legal help, you could be digging yourself a hole. You may sign that it was your fault when it wasn’t, which will not help your case and result in the worst possible outcome for you. Thus, always seek advice and help before signing documents as a legal team will assess them thoroughly and ensure that you only sign if it will help your case. 


Signing documents without reading the fine print could result in bad financial outcomes, which will put you out of pocket and not result in the compensation that you deserve. 


The benefits of seeking legal help after an accident is endless. They are no disadvantages of legal help. The only issue you might encounter is covering the fee, which you can always get help with. They will speed along your case and get you the best result possible.


How to Find the Right Contractor for Your Home Improvement Project




If you’re planning a home improvement project this year, big or small, this could be a significant investment. For this reason, it’s important to know you’re getting the right person for the job. If you get the best deal, a renovation could add serious value to your home and help you maximize return on investment. Rather than going for the first offer you get, shop around and find the contractor you’re comfortable with. You’ll need to communicate regularly with them and agree on the right choices for your home, so it’s important to be on the same page. Here are a few quick tips to help you.


Outline your home improvement goals


First of all, you need to clearly outline your home improvement goals so that you can explain these to potential contractors. Planning a home improvement project can be a little daunting at the beginning as there are so many details to think about. For instance, there are several factors to consider when carrying out a kitchen remodel such as whether or not to move appliances, how much to spend on tiling, or worksurfaces, and so on. Figure out these details first so you can paint a clear picture to the contractor.


Set a realistic budget


Once you’ve got a few ideas you can create a home renovation budget. Try looking at different projects online to give you an indication of cost. You will need to factor in materials, labor, and equipment for any work you’re planning on doing yourself. Set yourself a spending limit and be prepared to be offered different bids from different contractors. It’s worth making a list of priorities now, to help you choose.


Ask for referrals


If you’re looking for a contractor you can trust, it’s worth asking friends and family members for referrals. Often local businesses rely on good word of mouth so you can ask around. You could even reach out to people in your local neighborhood who have had a similar type of work done and ask them about their experiences. 


Shop around


Shop around and put together a list of a few different companies before you decide. You can then carry out online research into each one. You should be able to find out online if they’ve been accused of negligence or poor service. If anyone you know has had a bad experience with a contractor, especially leading to hazards in the home, a team of skilled injury lawyers can help them with their case. Ideally, you don’t want this to happen to you, so do what you can to vet your contractors.


Read online reviews


One way to find out more about contractors’ reliability and reputation is to read Google My Business reviews. These are specifically for local businesses and many customers post on this platform. Online reviews can give you valuable guidance from people who have already used these services. Check out the company’s website as well or social media. These are also typical places for customers to post reviews. There should be plenty of resources available online about the businesses you’re interested in hiring. It’s not a great sign if there isn’t, unless you get a recommendation from somebody you know and trust.


Ask the right questions


It’s definitely worth preparing a list of appropriate questions to ask your contractor. These can include questions about their certifications and permits. You’ll also need to ensure they’re licensed and insured according to state law. It’s a good idea to ask to see examples of a similar project as well, to understand the quality of their work. Ask questions about pricing as well, for example, will they give you an itemized bid? Find out if they offer bids as an estimate or a fixed rate. While you’re speaking to them on the phone you should also be able to get a feel for them and whether you can imagine developing a positive working relationship.


Get a detailed bid


Get a detailed bid from each contractor you speak to before deciding on one. This should be itemized according to materials and labor, with details of the payment plan and contract dates. Read any small print and ask about any missing information. It’s better for both of you to be on the same page from the get-go, so don’t be afraid to negotiate and discuss. It’s important to develop mutual trust and communication. This way you’ll have peace of mind you’re getting the right deal and the best person for the job.

The Mariah Carey Holiday Crate has arrived at Loot Crate!

All You Want for Christmas is the Mariah Carey Limited Edition Holiday Crate!



The Mariah Carey Limited Edition Holiday Crate will make your holidays sparkle with exclusive Christmas collectibles!

Los Angeles, CA (July 16, 2021) – For global icon Mariah Carey, the holiday season is the most magical time of year, one that many look forward to starting months in advance. Today, Mariah Carey and Loot Crate are looking to spark joy and Santa-approved holiday anticipation with the announcement of the Mariah Carey Limited Edition Holiday Crate. Pre-orders are now open for this exclusive crate of Christmas collectibles ranging from gifting essentials, bakeware, ornaments and more.

Mariah Carey has consistently dominated the airwaves with 19 Billboard Hot 100 #1 Singles and more than 200 million albums sold to date. Mariah’s record-breaking classic “All I Want for Christmas Is You” is a 6x-platinum song that is played worldwide every holiday season. The Mariah Carey Holiday Crate will bring the magic of Mariah’s music to you and your loved ones with exclusive holiday items inspired by the Queen of Christmas.

The Mariah Carey Holiday Crate is an incredible gift for anyone who wants to have a festive holiday. This officially licensed, wintertime-inspired collection offers timeless ways to deck the halls and spend special moments with friends and family. Pre-orders are now open to ensure you receive your crate in time for the holiday season. Each crate costs $49.99 and ships in November 2021.

Pre-order The Mariah Carey Holiday Crate before this one-of-a-kind holiday experience is sold out!


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