Now, growing up in England, we grew up reading Usbourne Books and we loved them. I now make sure we have lots of them scattered around the house for my 'hips'. We all love them, and what we love even more are these travel activity cards and stickers. Such a great way to amuse the little ones on long journeys, or even perhaps to prepare them for the journey itself. The activity cards come complete with a special pen that can be wiped off and used again and again.
Make sure you grab a pack of these before you head off on your travels. Check out Usbourne for more options. Available at good specialist bookshops.