Now we all know that if we were to approach chess learning the same way we do in school - that is, through consistent effort, diligence, hard work and motivation, there's no reason why we cannot succeed in chess.
So if we were to approach chess the way we study, what kind of books and is there any kind of material that we can obtain to help us understand chess better?
Thankfully, the people at the FIDE Trainers Commission have a nice bunch of information to help you out.
Included here is a list of 100 chess books (note that the list is a bit old - it would be nice if they have an updated list but many of the recommendations are already excellent)
in which they also list their top books for FIDE trainers.
Also available on the official FIDE Trainers websites are some excellent training materials (called "surveys" - talk about misnomers) at :
(Available in downloadable/viewable pdf, doc and zipped cbv/pgn formats)