Many teachers want to start a reading program in their room but don't have the funds to do it. I put together these short stories using vocabulary from level 1 in a typical Spanish classroom. There are 15 short stories with a dictionary at the end. There are also handouts for each story in case the teacher wants to make any particular one a class assignment, or an enrichment assignment.
I printed these out and put them in binders with clear covers and have them set out in my room for students to grab and read if they have free time. If you buy one copy, you can share it within your department.