Winning Chess Puzzles for Kids is the perfect introduction to basic chess tactics for children ages 7 to 13. Full of imaginative drawings, this fun and instructive workbook combines standard chess problems with a variety of insightful chess-related puzzles.
The main part of the book consists of exercise sheets with more than 1,000 positions, covering mates in one or two moves, and simple tactics such as forks, pins, and discovered checks. There are also over 100 pages of additional material with names like Lily's Puzzlers, Combo Mombo, Kiril's Kontest, Who's The Goof, and Switcheroos, as well as word searches and chess mazes. This book can be studied by itself or used as a supplement to the author's earlier works: Winning Chess Strategy For Kids and Winning Chess Exercises For Kids. Taken together, they make a complete course of instruction for the aspiring player.
Full of mate in 1, find the queen fork, etc. Good for teaching the most basic of tactics. However, the material doesn't go much further than this, even toward the end. Thus, this probably won't last you long. If you have completed the book, you have no doubt wasted your time on too simple material. I think the author should have gone a bit further. However, the blue book, winning chess exercises for kids, is extraordinary and wonderful.